REVIVE

 

The writer of Psalm119 says, “Hear my voice according to Your lovingkindness; O Lord, revive me”

 He lifted his voice to God, confident that He heard him and that out of His lovingkindness God would revive him.

 The Hebrew word for “Revive” has within it the meaning, “to revive in fullness of life and God’s favor.”

 God hears our prayer and we can also be confident that He will revive us so that we can know fullness of life and His Divine favor.

 No matter what is happening in our lives, howeverimpossible our situation, however weary or tired we may be, God not only can, but promises that He will Revive us.

 The psalmist states the reason for his confidence in other verses in this Psalm.

 He prays: “Revive me…

 according to Your word (verse 107)

 according to your promise (v 154)

 according to your justice (v156)

 according to Your lovingkindness (v159)

 His confidence is in his knowledge of God and understanding of His nature.

 God will revive him because of the promises of His word, because He is a God of Justice and because of His lovingkindness.

 As we pray and fast, we can be confident that God not only hears our prayer but that He will answer. He answers not because of what we have done or what we may do, but because of who He is and because of what He has done through the finished work of Christ.

 

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