Psalm 84

How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord Almighty! My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.

Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young–a place near your altar, O Lord Almighty, my King and my God. Blessed are those who live in your house; they are ever praising you. Selah

Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baca, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools. They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion.

Hear my prayer, O Lord God Almighty; listen to me O God of Jacob. Selah

Look upon our shield, O God; look with favor on your anointed one.

Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked. For the Lord is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.

O Lord Almighty, blessed is the man who trusts in you.

A Thought

How blessed and happy are we who have found our dwelling place in our Lord God Almighty. We can trust in God to hear our prayer and listen to our cry. Throughout our journey of life, God shows his favor on all his anointed ones and does not withhold any good thing from all who choose to walk blameless while trusting him.

Our Prayer

Father thank you for always showing your favor and honor to all who choose to walk blameless by trusting you. Whether rain or sunshine, you always provide your strength to carry us through. We bow to worship you in Jesus’ name, amen.