Wednesday, October 19, 2016

a Knowing

I was all set to write about the mind today...something I find totally fascinating! But as I was finishing up my Bible study time, I found myself in Psalm 27. And I feel like it's something I need to share.

There have been moments where I couldn't make it through this Psalm with a dry face. Seriously. Tears have streamed down as its words poured out to God what I couldn't formulate myself.

Today, #27 stirred something again. And with that came the knowing that someone else also needs its words:


 The Lord is my light and my salvation—
    so why should I be afraid?
The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger,
    so why should I tremble?
When evil people come to devour me,
    when my enemies and foes attack me,
    they will stumble and fall.
Though a mighty army surrounds me,
    my heart will not be afraid.
Even if I am attacked,
    I will remain confident.
The one thing I ask of the Lord
    the thing I seek most—
is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
    delighting in the Lord’s perfections
    and meditating in his Temple.
For he will conceal me there when troubles come;
    he will hide me in his sanctuary.
    He will place me out of reach on a high rock.
Then I will hold my head high
    above my enemies who surround me.
At his sanctuary I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy,
    singing and praising the Lord with music.
Hear me as I pray, O Lord.
    Be merciful and answer me!
My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.”
    And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.”
Do not turn your back on me.
    Do not reject your servant in anger.
    You have always been my helper.
Don’t leave me now; don’t abandon me,
    O God of my salvation!
10 Even if my father and mother abandon me,
    the Lord will hold me close.
11 Teach me how to live, O Lord.
    Lead me along the right path,
    for my enemies are waiting for me.
12 Do not let me fall into their hands.
    For they accuse me of things I’ve never done;
    with every breath they threaten me with violence.
13 Yet I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness
    while I am here in the land of the living.
14 Wait patiently for the Lord.
    Be brave and courageous.
    Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.

Dearest Child of God, whoever and wherever you may be, pray those words aloud. The LORD is your light and salvation. The LORD is your fortress. So wait patiently for the LORD. Be brave and courageous. And wait patiently.


This is part of a series called deep to DEEP, a write 31 days challenge. For more posts in this series, click the image below:

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