Psalm 116:7 Return to Rest

Psalm 116:7

Psalm 116 is a psalm of deliverance and praise. From the context, most likely, the writer is praising God for healing from disease.

In Psalm 116:7, the writer praises God for the blessings provided. But not just any blessing, but a bountiful blessing. A gift more that was expected.

Return to your rest, my soul, for Yahweh has dealt bountifully with you.

Psalm 116:7

As we read through Psalm 116, the writer prayed and God was faithful to hear his call. In verse 2, the writer says God inclined His ear to me and because of this God’s faithfulness, the writer would call on God all his life.

From verse 3 and verse 8, the writer says “the pains of death surrounded me” and “you delivered my soul from death.” You may have a health concern today, but you might have another problem. When you read these verses, fill in your problem, “the pains of [your burden today] surrounded me”.

In verse 10, the writer says, “I believed… I am greatly afflicted.” If we allow ourselves to dwell on our problems and how will “we solve them”, the problems become big, even insurmountable. The words of this writer sound greatly burdened, but he turned to God for help.

Right in the middle of this chapter verse 15 says, “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.” When we focus on ourselves and our problems, we can feel that no one cares about us. But that’s not true. You are important to God. He is deeply concerned about you.

God provides healing. God answers prayer. We can trust that in our time of need God is with us, We can stand in the shadow of the Almighty. We can have rest, a rest deep in our soul.

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