It’s easy to feel out of place from time to time. Even the place where one lays down his or her head can feel alien.
The author of Psalm 119 understood this unfortunate fact, and painted a subtle connection between verses 19 and 54.
Psalm 119:19 says something that many Christians have echoed throughout history “I am a stranger on earth; do not hide your commands from me” (NIV).
But there is a positive answer to those who feel as though they don’t belong. Just thirty-five verses later, the psalmist says “[The Lord’s] decrees are the theme of my song wherever I lodge” (v.54, NIV).
The comparison indicates that wherever one stays can become the place where someone belongs the most. God’s law and his presence can make any place on earth feel like home.
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