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Occupied For Us

“But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God” (Psalm 40:17).

Whenever it seems that the Lord might have forgotten us, we can know that it only seems that way, and the Lord, who knows best, has some good reason for waiting to answer. He has said: “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee” (Hebrews 13:5), and our text assures us that He is always thinking about each one of us, even when we are poor and needy in body and soul.

Our text informs us that His mind is ever occupied for us, but it is interesting to note that so are all the members of His body, so to speak. His eyes keep watch over us, for “He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep” (Psalm 121:4). His mighty arms support us, for “underneath are the everlasting arms” (Deuteronomy 33:27). “Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is thy hand” (Psalm 89:13).

His ears are always attentive to our words. “The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and His ears are open unto their cry” (Psalm 34:15). His lips are continually occupied on our behalf, for Christ “ever liveth to make intercession for (us)” (Hebrews 7:25).

His hands and feet are also occupied for us. “I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness” (Isaiah 41:10). The enemies of God’s people, on the other hand, will be broken under His feet. “I have trodden the winepress alone . . . for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury” (Isaiah 63:3).

Best of all is God’s great heart of love. “The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee” (Jeremiah 31:3). HMM

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