A restored soul in psalms - Applying the Cling Principle

9 May, 2021 Ruth Davidson

Ruth Davidson spoke in the Restored Soul in Psalms Series, “Applying the Cling” Principle. The Bible readings for today are

Psalm 63:8 8 My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.

Matthew 15:21-28

21 Jesus left that place and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22 Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is tormented by a demon.” 23 But he did not answer her at all. And his disciples came and urged him, saying, “Send her away, for she keeps shouting after us.” 24 He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” 25 But she came and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, help me.” 26 He answered, “It is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.” 27 She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” 28 Then Jesus answered her, “Woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.” And her daughter was healed instantly.

Sunday’s aspect of one of the features of having a restored soul, is looking at what we are hanging on to. The ‘Cling’ principle. The Psalm 63, verse 8 tells us clearly: My soul clings to You, Your right hand upholds me. So here we see what happens when we allow our soul to cling to the Lord. When Scripture uses the image of God’s right hand, it is seen as a picture of the pinnacle of strength and ability.

Today we are being encouraged, to not let go. To cling onto Jesus as Lord. To recognise who He is and therefore who we are in Him. Let Jesus be the centre of our life and persistently cling to Him.

Let us not give up, let us never let go. Let us cling, be persistent, and look to our Lord and Saviour. Ask Him for His mercies, as they are new every morning. So great is His faithfulness.