verse 1: "Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion..."
Today people curse Him, but praise is waiting him...
verse 2: "O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come."
He does hear prayers, but why he doesn't hear you?
"Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:
But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness. None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity."
and since in prayer we ask the Father for certain things... we get some clue, why our prayers are not answered also in James 4:1-4:
"From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?
Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.
Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God."
And our prayer has to be in agreement with his will... thy will shall be done...
And all flesh shall come to him:
Is 45:23: "I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear."
Rom 14:11: "For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God."
Php 2:9-11: "Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."
And many other verses are saying the same thing.
In this verse there is a hint, that Psalm is speaking about the future, when the Lord Jesus Christ will rule the Earth.
verse 4: "Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple."
Regarding the first part - people have some limited free will too... but the Lord also has a free will...
The second part: Christians are satisfied with whatever God gives... and they will be satisfied with whatever he will give them in the "afterlife".
verse 5: "...O God of our salvation; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea:"
People will trust in him, not in themselves as they do today. They will have confidence in him.
verse 6: "Which by his strength setteth fast the mountains..."
What are mountains? Mountains are people, rulers...
Prophecy about John the Baptist, written in Isaiah 40:3-5:
"The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain:
And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it."
John the Baptist was baptizing people to repentance (Act 19:4)... they were made humble by his preaching and confessed their evil deeds and nature publicly - in front of people and God.
And in Revelation we get a hint, that mountains could be also kings (kings are people too:)
"The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.
And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space."
verse 7: "Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people."
In Jona, chapter 1 we read, how did the Lord calm the sea...
And Jesus did the same thing:
Mark 4:39: "And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm."
He stilleth the noise of the sea... Now, that sea was according to our definition a lake... but in the Bible great lake is a sea...
And what about the tumult of the people? He stilleth it too and will stilleth it as we read in many passages in the Bible.
And there is another hint, what could seas represent - one among many hints:
Rev 17:15: "And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues."
Sea is also a dwelling place of the Leviathan... the great snake, the Devil - and that makes a complete sense, because Revelation tells us, that whore is riding a beast, which is related with the dragon.
Is 21:1 "In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea."
verse 8: "They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at thy tokens..."
People will be afraid of the Lord... There will be fear of God in them.
verse 9: "Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it: thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, which is full of water:..."
In Revelation there is a description of this river...
"And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations."
Similar thing is described in Zec 14:8.
This is river in the future but today? Is there any living water today here on the Earth?
Jesus had said to Samaritan woman, that he can give her living water (John 4).
And Bible is comparing living water with the Holy Ghost in John 7:37-39:
"...If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
(But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)"
Where does the Scripture say something like that? One can get such meaning from let's say, reading the following verses all together:
Pro 10:11, Pro 5:15, Pro 5:16, Pro 1:23; Joe 2:28; Is 44:3; Zec 12:10, Is 41:18, Is 43:19, Is 58:11, Jer 2:13, Pro 4:23 (out of heart, belly)...
And by the way - out of the side of Jesus Christ did flow water too.. small stream, small river :)
verse 10 "...thou makest it soft with showers..."
People today cannot foretell weather... they can do it only couple of days in advance and with limited accuracy and according to physics, they will never be able to foretell weather more than maybe couple of weeks (or months but not years) in advance. Why not? Because it is God, who controls it. You might laugh at that - but know this: the less you know, the easier is to say the Bible is wrong.
And this verse reminds me of the following prophecy:
Zec 14:17 "And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain."
verse 12: "... and the little hills rejoice on every side"
Little hills could also be people, the little ones, the humbled ones, who are as children - his people
verse 13: " The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing."
Sheep are his people... they will be happy and satisfied and joyful and they will sing...
Another description of his people at that time...
God bless :)