Walk with the Lord Psalm Reflection

Walk with the Lord

The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way. Ps. 37:23.

A small pamphlet I received from a friend was titled, “An Attempt to Share the Story of 86 Years of Relationship with the Lord.” In it, he notes key people and events in his journey of faith over nearly nine decades. What seems to be ordinary choices at the time – memorizing Bible verses, meeting for prayer with others, telling his neighbors about Jesus – becomes turning points that change the direction of his life. It was fascinating to read how the Lord’s hand guides and encourages him.

Delight in the Lord
Delight in the Lord

The psalmist writes, “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way.” Ps. 37:23. The passage continues with a beautiful description of the Lord’s faithful care for everyone who wants to walk with Him. “The law of his Lord is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.” Ps. 37:31.

Each of us could create a record of the Lord’s leading and faithfulness, reflecting on the Lord’s guidance – the people, places, and experiences that are landmarks on our pathway of faith. Every remembrance of the Lord’s goodness encourages us to keep walking with Him and to thank someone who influenced us for good. The Lord guides and guards all who walk with Him. David McCasland. Daily Bread.

Psalm 37 song – Rachel Sauls

Prayer: Heavenly Father, Your faithfulness to us is unfailing. Thank You for leading, guiding, and providing so many spiritual encouragers and mentors. Bless those today who have helped us so much. You are heading in the right direction when you walk with the Lord.  Amen.

INSIGHT: The psalms of David speak so powerfully and realistically to us because they are records of his own experience – his own trials and hardship. We often like to focus on phrases like the one found in Ps. 37:23, “The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him.” But the reality comes in Ps. 37:24, “Though he may stumble, he will not fall.” We will stumble even when we delight in the Lord, but we will not fall because He upholds us.