Psalm 12 ~ The Safety of the Lord

Psalm 12

I can almost hear the Lord’s compassion as He says that He will arise, and bring David to safety because of his longing. I have that longing, don’t you? To be tucked away in the security of the Lord’s arms, not dealing with the everyday anxieties and stresses of life. People hurt David, and he was incredibly tired of their depravity. His first two words in this Psalm were “Help, Lord.” I get that! There are times in my life where all I can even mutter, is “help me, Lord.” And I know He hears me . . . and He will step in to help.

In our world today, there is more depravity than I could even begin to list. In fact, I don’t want to. We see it all day on the news, on Facebook, and all over the Internet. It sickens me, as it sickens you. Even more so, it sickens God. And so, I will choose not to look at the negatives of life, or the evil, or depravity. I’m not sticking my head in the sand like an ostrich: I’m focusing my attitude on the joy that God brings to me as the Helper of my life. I will trust in Him.

Listen now to the music of Psalm 12 ~

Source: The Psalm Project

Psalm 12 _ ESV

Save, O Lord, for the godly one is gone;
    for the faithful have vanished from among the children of man.
Everyone utters lies to his neighbor;
    with flattering lips and a double heart they speak.

May the Lord cut off all flattering lips,
    the tongue that makes great boasts,
those who say, “With our tongue we will prevail,
    our lips are with us; who is master over us?”

“Because the poor are plundered, because the needy groan,
    I will now arise,” says the Lord;
    “I will place him in the safety for which he longs.”
The words of the Lord are pure words,
    like silver refined in a furnace on the ground,
    purified seven times.

You, O Lord, will keep them;
    you will guard us[b] from this generation forever.
On every side the wicked prowl,
    as vileness is exalted among the children of man.

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