Day 21 – August 28, 2021 – Mara Burgos
Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the person who takes refuge in Him!
To taste involves testing or sampling; to see involves understanding or perceiving. The phrase taste and see, then, means “try and experience.” This passage urges us to discover the goodness of the Lord by personal trial and experience.
Contentment means to be satisfied or pleased; this verse encourages us to taste and see, creating a spiritual experience that bring us to a deeper understanding and a more intimate relationship with God. David desires others to “taste and see.” He wants them to experience what he has experienced so that they can know what he has come to know, the soul-sustaining goodness of the Lord.
This verse goes on to outline examples of God’s incredible goodness to those who take refuge in Him by covering them with blessings.
There have been many times where I have been waiting for an answer, and those times of uncertainty and anxiety can take a toll on my mental and spiritual well- being. That is why this verse is such a powerful reminder, it’s a call for us to trust in the Lord, to taste of His faithfulness, and to see that the Lord is good, gracious and our shelter.
Heavenly Father, thank you for Your Word and the wisdom that it contains. Thank you that I have tasted of Your saving grace and am eternally blessed, by trusting in You Jesus as my Lord and Savior. I have seen the beautiful and mighty work of Your hands and know that You are good. God, I trust You in this situation and in the ones to come, whether good or bad, I turn to You. And if I allow fear, discouragement, or other feelings to lead me astray, remind me of Your goodness, for You alone are my only true refuge. Lord, thank You for blessing me even though I don’t deserve it, but You are so good. The victory is Yours. Thank you, my loving Father. In Jesus’ name, amen.