Psalm 116:8-11 reads: For you, O Lord, have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before the Lord in the land of the living.
When I was young I learned about the Lord in Sunday school. I even went to church. However, my daily life was on me, and I didn’t think much about the Lord during the week. Then divorce came into my life. On my own, I tried to fix the emotional distress of this tragedy. I floundered in a cavern of unsuccessfulness. Finally, I came to the end of myself and called on the name of the Lord. He was right there to help.
Jesus delivered my soul from anguish, my eyes from tears, and he gave me direction for my life. Jesus gave my life purpose, and I stopped randomly stumbling through life. Overnight, life completely changed. I felt alive again as I started my new life walking with him. In his mercy and grace, Jesus was very good to me.
“How can I repay the Lord for all his goodness to me?” asked the Psalmist in verse 12. He shared his answer in verses 13 and 14. “I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord. I will fulfill my vows to the Lord in the presence of his people.” To me this means I will praise the Lord for the salvation he purchased for me. And, as I have vowed, I will continue to serve the Lord for the rest of my life. This I will do in the presence of his people. Gratitude and faithfulness will be the hallmark of my existence.
If you haven’t found the mercy and grace of Jesus just call on the name of the Lord. He will answer you.
Repost from August of 2016.