“My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God” (v2). The psalmist expressed his deep conviction that living in God’s presence, walking in close fellowship with our Creator, is better than any other kind of life. The psalmist had tasted the beauty and peace (“lovely”, v1) of knowing God, and he had found strength even in weakness (v5). He found God to be the source of all good things: favor and honor, protection and true life (v11).
“Even the sparrow has found a home … near your altar” (v3). God created every one of us, everything in creation, to find our true home in His presence.