We are all born helpless and defenseless, dependent on our parents to care for us. As we mature, we begin to take care of our own needs but still cry out and complain when we feel the pressure of life. Thank God though, there is more for us than just sharing our misery. Just as we learn to deal with the world around us, we also need to learn about the Lord. He can be seen in creation but much of what we learn comes from the experience of others as in Psalm 145:11–12 (LEB) “They will speak of the glory of your kingdom, and talk of your power, 12 to make known to the children of humankind his mighty deeds, and the glory of the majesty of his kingdom”. It isn’t enough though, to hear about someone else’s experience, we need to learn for ourselves that He does hear us when we cry out as in Psalm 142:5 (LEB) ‘I cry out to you, O Yahweh. I say, “You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.” ‘ and as we individually experience His loyal love, as we enter into the blessing of the Lord, we then sing as in Psalm 144:9 (LEB) “O God, I will sing a new song to you. With a lyre of ten strings I will sing praise to you”.
You Are My Refuge
We are emotional beings and we feel the pressures of life. When we do we “cry out” and complain to whoever will hear as in
Psalm 142:1–2 (LEB) I cry out with my voice to Yahweh; I implore favor with my voice to Yahweh. 2 I pour out my complaint before him; I declare my trouble before him.
People around us sometimes empathize and may extend a hand to help but often they simply commiserate and sympathize and neither of you is any better for it. Or even worse, it is someone around us that is undermining and trying to make us fall as in
Psalm 142:4 (LEB) look to my right and see. There is no one looking out for me; there is no escape for me; no one cares for my soul.
There is one that is always there. He is always listening. The Lord is our refuge and our deliverer in
Psalm 142:5 (LEB) I cry out to you, O Yahweh. I say, “You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.”
My Soul Longs For You
Cause Me To Know the Way
Blessed Be the Lord My Rock
I Will Sing A New Song
When we experience victory, when we come out of a problem and have overcome, there is a song of joy and rejoicing that replaces our despair and complaint and pain as in
Psalm 144:9 (LEB) O God, I will sing a new song to you. With a lyre of ten strings I will sing praise to you,
So we cry out to the Lord for him to rescue us as in
Psalm 144:11 (LEB) Rescue me and deliver me from the hand of foreigners, whose mouth speaks falsely, and whose right hand is a false right hand,
and there is a clear expectation that our children will prosper, that we will have full provision, that our business will prosper, that we will have safety and security and peace in our city as described in Psalm 144:12-14. Having these things in our lives is having blessing and is the reason for the song but it is also true of those “whose God is Yahweh” in
Psalm 144:15 (LEB) Blessed are the people who have it thus. Blessed are the people whose God is Yahweh.
Great is the Lord and Very Worthy of Praise
Your Dominion Endures Throughout All Generations
God’s kingdom is not like the kingdoms of men that last a few hundred years or maybe even a few thousand years but then are gone. Since God’s kingdom is everlasting it spans generations in
Psalm 145:13 (LEB) Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures throughout all generations.
There is though, another truth about humanity, we are all born without any knowledge of this world. Every generation must learn for themselves who God is. This happens as people see the works of God around them and also as those that have come to know God tell of him through their own experience of His power and presence as in
Psalm 145:11–12 (LEB) They will speak of the glory of your kingdom, and talk of your power, 12 to make known to the children of humankind his mighty deeds, and the glory of the majesty of his kingdom.
And what we each learn is that:
- In Psalm 145:14 “Yahweh upholds”
- In Psalm 145:17 “Yahweh is righteous … and loyal”
- In Psalm 145:18 “Yahweh is near … and saves”
- In Psalm 145:20 “Yahweh protects all those who love him”
As the Psalmist closes, he declares what he has learned saying in
Psalm 145:21 (LEB) My mouth will speak the praise of Yahweh, and all flesh will bless his holy name forever and ever.
- Psalm 142:1-7 You Are My Refuge
- Psalm 144:9-15 I Will Sing A New Song
- Psalm 145:11-21 Your Dominion Endures Throughout All Generations
- Psalm 142:1-7
- Psalm 143:1-12
- Psalm 144:1-15
- Psalm 145:1-21