This is such a beautiful reminder of humanity’s fallen state and the curse put upon us, from Genesis 3:19.
This verse is both a confession of the psalmist’s own struggles and his prayer for the Bible to breathe life back into him.
How powerful is this verse?
The Psalmist knows his Creator, because God breathed life into Adam’s nostrils and that the Psalmist is aware that all scripture is God-breathed.
It goes against our very nature to read the Bible when we are down, struggling with life, or in despair, but Psalm 119 reminds me that we breathe in the breath of life, when we turn to God’s Word. It revives, restores, and re-establishes our connection with Him.
My prayer today, is that we will all stay true to God’s truths and that He moves us from crying in the dust to delighting in His Word!