I am afflicted very much; quicken me, O LORD, according to Your word. Psalm 119:107
Quicken means to spring to life, to come alive. God’s word promises quickening to me and to you – revival and restoration and redemption from pain, sickness, disease, poverty and lack.
Charles Spurgeon wrote this about the above verse:
Jehovah alone can quicken; He has life in Himself, and therefore can communicate it readily; He can give us life at any moment, yea, at this present instant; for it is of the nature of the quickening to be quick in its operation. The Lord has promised, prepared, and provided this blessing of renewed life for all his waiting servants: it is a covenant blessing and it is as obtainable as it is needful. Our forebodings under trial are often very gloomy; let us entreat the Lord to deal with us, not according to our fears, but according to his own words.
In order to be revived according to His word, we need to know His word, we need His word in us and before us. We need to read and study and meditate on His word like taking our daily vitamin or medicine.
The Message Bible puts it like this:
By your words I can see where I’m going;
they throw a beam of light on my dark path.
I’ve committed myself and I’ll never turn back from living by your righteous order.
Everything’s falling apart on me, God;
put me together again with your Word.
Festoon me with your finest sayings, God; teach me your holy rules.
My life is as close as my own hands, but I don’t forget what you have revealed.
The wicked do their best to throw me off track, but I don’t swerve an inch from your course.
I inherited your book on living;
it’s mine forever— what a gift!
And how happy it makes me!
I concentrate on doing exactly what you say— I always have and always will.
Psalm 119:107 Message Bible
Heavenly Father, Your book is a wonderful gift, love letters from Your heart to mine. How blessed am I to have You and Your word living and active in my life. Bring these afflictions to naught and restore to me for the years the locust have eaten. When everything seems to be falling apart on me, would You put me back together again by Your word? Thank You for throwing a beam of light on my sometimes seemingly dark path. Amen.