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God’s Love – Our Comfort (Psalm 119:76)

O may Your lovingkindness comfort me, according to Your word to Your servant. Psalm 119:76
  Let’s begin with the end of this verse. Once again, the psalmist self-identifies as a “servant.” This distinction is essential because it makes clear the relationship the psalmist had with God. This is a man who understands God’s role in his life. It is the psalmist’s mission to live in obedience to his Master.   The reason this is so important is that many people profess Christ and want the blessing of God in their lives. Nevertheless, they are not living in appropriate submission to the One they call their God. God is simply a resource that they want in order to enjoy the life they wish to live.   As a servant of God, the psalmist relies on the promises of God’s word. Lovingkindness, or God’s steadfast love, is often spoken of in the Scriptures.  
Know therefore that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments… Deuteronomy 7:9
But as for me, by Your abundant lovingkindness I will enter Your house, at Your holy temple I will bow in reverence for You. Psalm 5:7
He gives great deliverance to His king, and shows lovingkindness to His anointed, to David and his descendants forever. Psalm 18:50
Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. Psalm 23:6
  What greater comfort could there be than the awareness that God’s enduring love will never fail!  
The LORD’S lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22–23

Rocky Wyatt

Rocky Wyatt came to know the Lord as a young teenager and began working in youth ministry when in college. After serving in churches in Utah, California and Colorado, Rocky moved to Texas to serve as Youth Pastor at Countryside Bible Church. He served there for 26 years where he eventually moved from youth ministry to serve as an Associate Pastor.

Over the course of his ministry, Rocky has always had a desire to train men for pastoral ministry in the context of the local church. In 1992 he started XL Ministries, an organization that is committed to helping churches establish intensive internships for pastoral training. In 2020 he left his position at Countryside Bible Church to become the Executive Director of XL Ministries and now works full time assisting churches in training men for ministry.

He is co-author of The Youth Ministry Training Manual, a textbook for training youth pastors, and has also written multiple other resources for use in various local church ministries. He is currently working on a book to encourage churches to take the primary responsibility to train pastors.

Rocky is married to Pamela, has two sons and daughters-in-law, and ten grandchildren. 

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.1 Corinthians 15:58