Day 3

You Hear & Deliver

from the Psalms of Gratitude reading plan


Psalm 34:1-22

BY She Reads Truth

In this 2-week reading plan, we are assuming a posture of thanksgiving before the Lord by meditating on ten Psalms of Gratitude. Rather than provide a written response to each Psalm, we have offered a simple yet meaningful activity designed to help us recall God’s mercies to us and through time. So grab a journal, and let’s create our own songs of thanksgiving to God.

Psalm 34

The Lord Delivers the Righteous

Concerning David, when he pretended to be insane in the presence of Abimelech, who drove him out, and he departed.

I will praise the Lord at all times;
His praise will always be on my lips.
I will boast in the Lord;
the humble will hear and be glad.
Proclaim Yahweh’s greatness with me;
let us exalt His name together.

I sought the Lord, and He answered me
and delivered me from all my fears.
Those who look to Him are radiant with joy;
their faces will never be ashamed.
This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him
and saved him from all his troubles.
The Angel of the Lord encamps
around those who fear Him, and rescues them.

Taste and see that the Lord is good.
How happy is the man who takes refuge in Him!
You who are His holy ones, fear Yahweh,
for those who fear Him lack nothing.
Young lions lack food and go hungry,
but those who seek the Lord
will not lack any good thing.

Come, children, listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
Who is the man who delights in life,
loving a long life to enjoy what is good?
Keep your tongue from evil
and your lips from deceitful speech.
Turn away from evil and do what is good;
seek peace and pursue it.

The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
and His ears are open to their cry for help.
The face of the Lord is set
against those who do what is evil,
to erase all memory of them from the earth.
The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears,
and delivers them from all their troubles.
The Lord is near the brokenhearted;
He saves those crushed in spirit.

Many adversities come to the one who is righteous,
but the Lord delivers him from them all.
He protects all his bones;
not one of them is broken.
Evil brings death to the wicked,
and those who hate the righteous will be punished.
The Lord redeems the life of His servants,
and all who take refuge in Him will not be punished.

Dig Deeper:

The Lord hears and delivers us! Psalm 34 is full of God’s gracious gifts to David and to us—like a treasure hunt of promises. Using the verse number clues below, make a list of how God cares for His children.

God’s gracious gifts to me!

verse 4:  He answers me

verse 4:  He delivers me

verse 5:  _____________________

verse 6:  _____________________

verse 7:  _____________________

verses 9-10:  __________________

verse 15:  ____________________

verse 18:  ____________________

verse 20:  ____________________

verse 22:  ____________________

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  1. Bethany Harrington says:

    Thank you Lord for seeing me and hearing me!!

  2. Kat C says:

    I so needed this reminder today, and I love these words from the devotional in the SRT bible: “Perhaps you’re in a season right now when life seems confusing or crowded with uncertainty. Maybe you need to be reminded today of this truth: you are never out of His sight. Even when circumstances cloud our view, God’s sovereignty is strong enough to hold us. No matter how loud the noise of the chaos around us seems, He will always hear our cry for help.” It felt like they were speaking straight to me, as I’ve really been struggling lately to trust that God is hearing my prayers. It has been easy to give in to the feelings and thoughts that maybe He doesn’t care, but His word went straight to my heart. Even when I can’t see Him, He always sees us.

  3. Nicole Green says:

    Oh taste and see that the Lord is good! And those who seek the Lord will not lack any good thing! Amen and amen.

  4. Michelle Copolo-Ziemer says:

    Delivers me from my fears… how perfect this study is for my life right now. I needed this more than I can say. Grateful to turn to Him in this time.

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