“I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame. This poor man called, and the Lord heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them. Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. (Psalm 34:4–8 NIV)”
David helps us here in this text to understand what it means to taste and see that the Lord is good. God is invisible and can not be seen with the eyes in the here and now. David saw God, and tells us how to as well.
First, he was able to see God deliver him from his fears. David admits that he was a man who was fearful. He did not want to be and so prayed to the Lord during his times of fear and witnessed his fears leave. In this way, David saw and tasted the Lord.
Second, he was able to see God deliver him from his troubles. David is the poor man who called out to God during his times of trouble. When David’s trouble ceased, he tasted and saw that the Lord is good.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. And the fear of man is a snare. The next time you either find yourself in trouble, or have fear rising in your heart; pray to the Lord and ask him to deliver you. Maybe you will get to taste and see that the Lord is good.