Psalm 119:57-64 (New American Standard Bible)
57The LORD is my portion;I have promised to keep Your words.
58I sought Your favor with all my heart; be gracious to me according to Your word.
59I considered my ways and turned my feet to Your testimonies. 60I hastened and did not delay to keep Your commandments.
61The cords of the wicked have encircled me, but I have not forgotten Your law.
62At midnight I shall rise to give thanks to You because of Your righteous ordinances.
63I am a companion of all those who fear You, and of those who keep Your precepts.
64The earth is full of Your lovingkindness, O LORD; teach me Your statutes.
Philippians 4:13 (New International Version)
13I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
Feeling incomplete and empty? Is the world weighing you down so much that you feel like your drowning in you troubles? I think our pious priest felt that way some of the time. Here was a very religious and devout man who was constantly being hammered by the unbelieving people around him. He tried to walk in faith and always put God and His commands first, but often found himself alone and in opposition to the world.
The wisdom and solution to his troubles is found at the beginning of verse 57. He rightly states that the Lord God is his portion. God is really all He needs to make it through his difficulties. God is more than enough for him to overcome any pressures or confrontation that he might face. It is the sufficinecy he needs to weather all of the storms he will ever face. As long as he relies on the Lord, and allows God's word to inhabit his daily life, he will make it through.
Centuries later, Paul came to the same conclusion when He was writing to the church in Philippi. He also realized that he could do everything and anything through the strength given Him by God. We too can find all we need in Him. When we feel our troubles surrounding and weighing in on us, all we need to do is hand it over to God. He will meet your every need and give you everything sufficient to overcome your difficulty. Get into His word and find more than enough to make it through.
Psalm 119 is a devotional poem from a very pious priest. This is the only psalm in The Psalms written by this author. This psalm is an acrostic poem; the verses of each stanza begin with the same letter of the Hebrew alphabet. This Israelite priest sought to pass on godly instruction in his devotional study of the word of God.