Hello, God has given me something in Psalm 119:153 which says:
“Look on my suffering and deliver me,
for I have not forgotten your law.”
The Psalmist is asking God to look at his suffering and deliver him. He wants God to see the suffering, and then ask to be saved, for he had not forgotten God’s law. He is telling God that he hadn’t forgotten God’s law, yet he was suffering. So, he wanted to be saved from his suffering.
We can ask God the same thing. But, not because we have kept God’s law perfectly, but because Jesus has. Jesus came, He kept God’s law perfectly. He suffered on the cross, and while He was suffering, He asked God for something. Not for His own suffering to be gone, but for ours to be gone. He asked God to forgive us! He was suffering for our sin, even though He was perfect, and yet He asked God to save us from suffering! Can you believe that? Jesus saved us from sin!
Now, we can say to God, “Look on Jesus’ suffering and deliver me, for He has not forgotten Your law”. We can ask God to deliver us, but not because of what we’ve done, but because of what Jesus has done! The Psalmist was basing his deliverance on his own good works. But, if we did that, we would be giving rags to a king. We would go to hell. We can be delivered by Jesus! He is our way, and our truth, and our life! John 14:6 says:
“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Jesus has saved us from sin! Praise God!
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for giving Your son for me. Thank You for loving me so much. Thank You for letting me be forgiven through Jesus’ suffering. Thank You, God, for all that You’ve done for me! I love You so much, Lord. Please help me to love You more. Please help me to have more faith in You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Peace and love, Joy Cleveland