There is a lack of spiritual fulfillment in the life of so many people today. There is a dissention – a falling away in our land today from spiritual truth.’ Devotion has been dying down; obedience has been growing lax; selfishness has been diminishing, and so many are going toward a spiritual down fall.
There is a need in people’s life for conviction and amendments. We need to turn to a higher and more spiritual life that is in the Lord Jesus Christ. There is a need to draw spiritual water out of the wells of salvation, “…Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation” (Isa.12:3).
If a person will repent God will remove the displeasure from his life. David stated “…He has not dealt with us after our sins, nor rewarded us according to our iniquities” (Psa. 103:10). When a person repents, God’s anger is visibly, sensibly, and consciously turned away. Note this statement, “…And in that day thou shall say, O Lord, I will praise thee” (v.4).
We must have a sense of Divine displeasure in our life, “…Thou wast angry with me” (v.1). We must keep in mind that all sin is truly against God, be it willful are deliberate. God tempts no person to sin, therefore we are at blame.
There must be a turning of the heart and our life from selfishness and sin. There must be a cordial acceptance of Jesus as the only Propitiation for our sin, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name (Jesus) under heaven given among men, whereby we MUST be saved” (Acts 4:12). Without repentance we have no right to look for the turning of God’s displeasure, his displeasure is sure.
There can be an abiding sense of Divine favor, “…Thou comfortedst me” (v.1). David of old left behind a wonderful truth “…Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered” (Psa. 32:1). “…True peace and joy comes as we turn our heart to God and to his plan of salvation for us” (Acts 2:38). Let us continue to ask, to seek, to trust, to hope, and in due time the light will shine in our soul.
In closing let me say, until the day of immortality let our heart say, “O Lord, I will praise thee:” (v.1)