Psalm 41 is a short chapter that has a few promises we need to keep top of mind. The psalmist tells us that “God looks after us all”. He is paying attention all the time and is actively watching our lives. When we are sick, we are told He “nurses us back to health”. Even when “my sins have torn me to pieces”, God stands ready to help us. Do you realize that God has put a plan in place to restore us from the wrath of sin. When we fall short of God’s expectations and commandments, there is a price to pay. Sin always requires punishment. It cannot be ignored because of the very nature of God. There is a penalty for sin – and scripture tells us that the “wages of sin is death”. But God has put a plan in place to deal with it. Jesus wen to the cross to give us a way to overcome sin and be set free from the punishment that is due us. We just need to receive that gift of grace and make it our own. Sort of like sitting on a chair. We can believe the chair will hold us, but until we actually sit on it with all our weight and put our belief into action, well we just haven’t made that truth out own. The same is true of Jesus. We can believe He will save us from sin, but until we have a personal relationship and make that relationship personal and our own, it is just a thought. Have you dealt with that decision in your life?
The writer also makes it clear that “you know me inside and out”. God isn’t surprised by anything we do, good or bad. After all, He created us. He knows every detail of our life. And since He knows us as He did, we can claim the promise of this truth: “you hold me together….you never fail to stand me tall”. God comes to our aid and is involved in our life. He loves to help us overcome. He loves to help us become someone who “can look you in the eye”. We can only look God in the eye when we have dealt with the thing that separates us from Him – sin itself. Then we will call Him blessed and enjoy our time with Him. God is intimately acquainted with us and wants us to know Him as well.