The psalmist’s words exhibit a deep relationship with God. There is a connection that the psalmist feels has been present since birth. In this statement it is implied that being in a relationship with God is all the psalmist has ever known. For their part there is no other desire than this relationship.
Perhaps we each have similar relationships with our spouses or best friend. While we have not been in the relationship since birth, over time it has grown to feel this way. We feel as if we were “always” in the special relationship. It is hard to remember a time when we were not deeply connected.
Both of these relationships share similar traits. Over the years these relationships have seen good and bad sides as we have shared all of the joys and trials that are part of life. There is also an intimacy that develops from being in the relationship day after day, year after year. The level of honesty and openness is such that we can share anything with each other. We grow to rely and depend on one another.
Many of us have this type of relationship with our spouse or best friend. But is the same true of our relationship with God? The psalmist certainly has this type of connection to God. There is blunt honesty and high expectations in the writer’s relationship with God. There is reliance and dependence also. This is the type of relationship that God desires with all of His children. To get there we must surrender some of self as we elevate the relationship above our own desires and wants. Each day may we grow closer to God, falling more and more in love each day.
Scripture reference: Psalm 71: 4-6