Psalm 68:5 – Sing for Joy – #111

In Psalm 68 David reminds us of God’s glory and power. We will all face trials and hardships, but this passage shows that God will continue to stay by our side to protect and defend us. Psalm 68:5 says, “To the fatherless he is a Father, To the widow he is a Champion Friend. To the lonely, he gives a family. To the prisoner, he leads into prosperity Until they each sing for joy.”

Despite that you might be fatherless, be an orphan, be lonely, or be a prisoner it is always possible to sing praises of joy because He is father, friend, family, and He leads all into prosperity. He meets you right where you are to be exactly who you need Him to be. He brings life to dead situations. He comforts those who are mourning. He takes away all the loneliness. He becomes family.

God can relate to each and every situation you are going through. No parents? Divorce? Suicidal? Homeless? Depressed? Fatherless? Child-less? Jobless? Spouse-less? He gets it! When you truly understand that He is concerned and has deep compassion for every one of these situations which includes the broken, needy, and the weak you will experience a fullness of joy.

Can you relate to any of these earlier descriptions? He wants to bring you into prosperity. He wants you to be overwhelmed with HIS joy! Let His joy be your strength as He meets you right where you are. 

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34 Comments
  • Annie (@anniedemm)
    Posted at 08:13h, 09 November Reply

    Don’t you love how God can truly relate to us? I love it. He is so gracious.

  • Stephanie
    Posted at 09:14h, 09 November Reply

    Thanks for this! I love that your posts are always so encouraging. Thanks for sharing!

  • Rebecca Jo
    Posted at 09:24h, 09 November Reply

    With this weekend being National Adoption Awareness day, this scripture is perfect… Father to the Fatherless… thank you Lord!

  • itsapashion
    Posted at 09:32h, 09 November Reply

    I absolutely love this post. Blessings to you! xo
    Ashley || http://www.itsapashion.com

  • nina
    Posted at 10:40h, 09 November Reply

    I love this verse so much. It means a great deal to me.

  • cuteheads
    Posted at 11:26h, 09 November Reply

    Beautifully said, as always! I’m Jewish, but I love how you write about your faith.

    Esther
    The Cuteness

  • Helen
    Posted at 11:43h, 09 November Reply

    So grateful for his tender mercies! So much to be grateful and joyful about!

  • Jennifer
    Posted at 12:06h, 09 November Reply

    The world tells us to pursue happiness, but I never felt more lost. When I stopped trying to be happy and learned what it meant to have JOY, everything changed! Glad you are celebrating His joy for you.

  • Achama (AbiYah)
    Posted at 12:14h, 09 November Reply

    This is applied wisdom right here, thank you for reminding us of such simple truth to allay all our worries and fears. 🙂

  • Angie@chasingmyhalo
    Posted at 12:34h, 09 November Reply

    I love that phrase “he brings life to the dead”, so true and important to remember!

  • thelongestjourneyoregon
    Posted at 13:12h, 09 November Reply

    what a great verse to share, thank you! xo

  • ketchumkitchen
    Posted at 13:19h, 09 November Reply

    I so needed this today, thank you!!!

  • Brianna George
    Posted at 14:07h, 09 November Reply

    Isn’t just incredible how He is fully man, yet Fully God? How he can relate so fully to us? Love it!

    Brianna @unveiledandrevealed.com

  • Coupon Diva (@RealCouponDiva)
    Posted at 15:44h, 09 November Reply

    God is SO full of grace and love…

  • Deborah
    Posted at 15:49h, 09 November Reply

    What encouraging Words here! Whatever I need, He is enough! He comforts me, redirects my steps, disciplines me when I need it, and all other things a loving Father would.
    Blessings,

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 16:03h, 09 November Reply

    Beautiful!! What a wonderful encouragement for the day! Truly the Lord is good and His mercy endures forever! I love this post!

  • Mikki Jo
    Posted at 17:34h, 09 November Reply

    Great post! He is our all in all, our everything! His mercies are new every morning!

  • Danielle DeVane Wells
    Posted at 18:12h, 09 November Reply

    This is a wonderful post! What a great reminder of how good our God is to us! Sometimes He may be the only one who understands…but at least that’s someone! 🙂

  • Mary Collins
    Posted at 19:34h, 09 November Reply

    Beautiful description of the multifaceted nature of our Father. He will take care of all of our needs, no matter what they are.

  • Heather j
    Posted at 19:38h, 09 November Reply

    So encouraging! I’m so thankful He meets us where we need Him! ❤

  • Nicole
    Posted at 21:14h, 09 November Reply

    I read this verse a few weeks ago and wrote it in my journal. It is comforting to know that God can “set the solitary in families” (KJV) That is a promise I am holding on to! Thank you for the reminder!

  • Tara
    Posted at 21:14h, 09 November Reply

    I find that no matter what situation I am in, singing to God draws me closer to Him. We truly can sing for joy because He does meet us where we are.

  • Catrine O'Conroi: The King David Project
    Posted at 22:17h, 09 November Reply

    Yay, from the King David Project. But, well, we may be a little biased… thanks for a great post. Sharing.

  • Lisa
    Posted at 22:42h, 09 November Reply

    He is our Joy! What else do we need! Thanks for sharing the verse and breaking it down for us! Very encouraging!

  • Melanie Blignaut
    Posted at 03:22h, 10 November Reply

    So true. We are never as alone as we think; God is in every situation with us, and working in it for our good and his glory.

  • Promise 28- Traveler's Trunk
    Posted at 06:08h, 10 November Reply

    I am so grateful for Him and the many relationship roles he can play for us. Mathew 28:20 is my favorite promise! “I will be with you always even until the ends of the earth”. I like it because the verse across translations it is unclear if he is speaking about time or distance I think it is like this because He was actually speaking about both! He is with us in every season and provides all of our needs– even relational! He is a good good father!

  • Jessica
    Posted at 08:10h, 10 November Reply

    What an inspiring and uplifting post!

  • Susannah
    Posted at 12:02h, 10 November Reply

    <3 This reminder is so important! God is amazing!!!!

  • Britt Hanson
    Posted at 15:49h, 10 November Reply

    I love this. I grew up in a single parent family, but never felt fatherless, because I knew I had my Father in Heaven watching out for me <3

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 19:42h, 10 November Reply

    Wonderful reminder that God is with us no matter our life situation!

  • Amanda
    Posted at 03:19h, 11 November Reply

    I love that God can understand our circumstances! He does offer abundant joy, and that’s what I continually pray for. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • servisashley
    Posted at 09:02h, 11 November Reply

    God is wonderful! I love that he meets us where and when we need him. He loves each and every one of us.

  • Kelli {A Deeper Joy}
    Posted at 11:59h, 12 November Reply

    Love this! He absolutely give me joy, especially when I’ve been in those places!

  • lifeofaministermom
    Posted at 19:18h, 12 November Reply

    Knowing He meets us where we are is so comforting!! So much joy in this truth!

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