“Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s” (Psalm 103:5).
I have been memorizing and meditating on Psalm 103 and started to reflect on verse 5. I used to think about nutritious food being the “good things.” But somehow each time I read it and said it I kept feeling it must mean more than food. After all, we are the ones who decide the food that goes into our mouth and not all of it is healthy by any means. So, I asked the Holy Spirit for revelation about this verse. The following verses came to mind.
Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. (Mt. 4:4; Lk. 4:4)
I believe that what is renewing our youth is the word that proceeds from God’s mouth and is in turn spoken by us. Romans 10:17 says,
Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.
As we meditate on God’s Word it becomes hidden in our hearts so we do not sin against Him (Ps. 119:11). When we need His Word it is within us and we speak it forth to bring healing, faith, encouragement, forgiveness, praise, worship – these things all keep us strong so that we feel constantly renewed.
Therefore we do not lose heart, Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. (2 Cor. 4:17)
Other verses I received were:
……………..The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart (that is, the word of faith which we preach): (Rom. 10:8)
It goes on to say confession is made unto salvation. And we say that when we are saved we are ‘born again’ – like babies – giving us the chance to start a new life.
But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may do it. (Deut. 30:14)
A man has joy by the answer of his mouth, And a word spoken in due season, how good it is! (Prov. 15:23)
Prayer and praise come from our mouths and the Holy Spirit helps us on both fronts.
But those who wait on the Lord, shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagle’s. They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. (Isa. 40:31)
AMEN!! Something else came to me.
And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. (Deut. 6:6)
The Scripture says that “your children shall be taught by the Lord and great shall be the peace of your children” (Isa. 54:13). If your children are at peace then so are you. Stress, anxiety, and worry age us. When we are at peace our youth is renewed. Hallelujah!!
A merry heart does good like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones. (Prov. 17:22)
He who heeds the word wisely will find good, And whoever trusts in the Lord, happy is he. (Prov. 16:20)
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (Rom 10:17)
When we put these three verses together, we can see that a merry heart has healing effects (renewal). One of the ways in which we get a merry heart is by trusting the Lord. How is trust (faith) strengthened? When we hear the word of God, particularly when we speak it out of our own mouth.
I have therefore concluded that the “good things” that the Lord satisfies my mouth with that renew my youth are His inspired words.