“Turn to me and be gracious to me,
as is your way with those who love your name.” Psalm 119.132
The psalmist has been singing of the value of God’s Word. He has dwelt on the testimonies of God. He has meditated on the precepts of the Lord. Because of this, he knows the ways of the Lord; he knows how God deals with his people.
Coming to the verse that we’re looking at today, we see the psalmist rest confidently in what he has gleaned from God’s Word. He has studied and meditated. He has prayed for understanding. Now, he rests in what he knows to be true about God. He knows God is gracious with those who love his name, so he asks God to be gracious to him.
Friend, if you find yourself doubting God’s grace, if you’re wrestling with doubts about the extent of his love, get into the Scripture. Study the Lord. Meditate on how he has dealt with his people through the centuries. Seek him for a greater understanding of his grace, mercy, and love. Then, pray confidently for that grace.
When is the last time that you meditated long on the grace of God? How often do you take time to consider what Scripture reveals about how God deals with those who love his name? How does this affect your view of Scripture and God’s grace?
Lord God, you are eternal and unchanging. We praise you for your grace and mercy. We praise you that you have made clear your grace toward those who love your name. Teach us, dear Lord, to love you and to rest in your grace. Amen.