Psalm 63:1-9 (ESV)
1 O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you;
my soul thirsts for you;
my flesh faints for you,
as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
2 So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary,
beholding your power and glory.
3 Because your steadfast love is better than life,
my lips will praise you.
4 So I will bless you as long as I live;
in your name I will lift up my hands.
5 My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food,
and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips,
6 when I remember you upon my bed,
and meditate on you in the watches of the night;
7 for you have been my help,
and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy.
8 My soul clings to you;
your right hand upholds me.
- What does it mean to cling to the Lord?
- Do you tend to cling closer to the Lord more when things in your life are going well or challenging?
- Describe a time in your life where clinging to the Lord was intense and powerful.
- This passage is essentially a prayer. Do you think the psalmist genuinely anticipates seeing God move in his life?
- Do you think seeing God move in the past has created the confidence needed to write this psalm?