You Hear & Deliver

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Psalm 34:1-22

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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488 thoughts on "You Hear & Deliver"

  1. Bose Oloyede says:

    When I look unto him, I will never be ashamed…. I have confidence in his word

  2. Ana Salazar says:

    I love verse 4!! ”I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.“

  3. Robyn Romain says:

    Vs 18 was one I clung to when I had my miscarriage. This PROMISE is what got me through that time of desolation.

  4. Zee Talley says:

    his eye is on the sparrow

  5. Mollie Pittman says:

    He will never leave me❤️

  6. Stacey Terrian Goss says:

    There are so many GEMS in this passage. I’ve recently been clinging to, “I sought the Lord & He answered me and delivered me from all my fears”. That’s PRICELESS

  7. Jessica Thomas says:

    Reading this as a parent makes the words hit home even more. Thank Lord for always being there for me and my family!

  8. Madeleine Mudd says:

    He is close to me when my heart is broken