If the Lord delights in a man’s way, He makes his steps firm;
though he stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with His hand.
I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging for bread.
They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be blessed.
I don’t know about you but I have times when my way sure does not seem very firm. I have days when all I seem to do is stumble my way through and I feel completely inadequate to the task.
On those days, this passage holds precious promises.
Let’s start with the beginning: What do we know pleases the Lord? Hebrews 11: 6 answers this question. And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.
So what gives God’s heart delight? When we believe He exists and earnestly seek Him.
This is the simple condition of the promises in Psalm 37. I can tend to begin to evaluate: But do I believe ENOUGH? And I am reminded of the precious father who came to Jesus in Mark 9:24 and said, “I believe. Help my unbelief.” And Jesus heard him.
And what are the precious promises of this passage for today? God will make our steps firm. He will hold our hand when (not if) we stumble. He will be our provision. He will bless our children.
I don’t know about you but I am SO grateful for these assurances today. The Lord is good.