Shall I move on or camp out here in this Psalm today? It speaks right into my circumstances this week. I don’t think I’ll get through the Psalms in 40 days…
Psalm 18: 18 – 20, 25, 29b, 33a, 44b
“They confronted and came upon me in the day of my calamity, but the Lord was my stay and support… He was delivering me because He was pleased with me and delighted in me. The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness (my conscious integrity and sincerity with Him);
“With the kind and merciful You will show Yourself kind and merciful” … once again, God speaking to me of forgiveness, judging others… do I want mercy and kindness extended to me?
“…by my God I can leap over a wall.” … this task seems impossible. I don’t understand how it could be repaired. But God, YOU are the God of the impossible. That is only one of the many reasons I serve You and love You.
“He makes my feet like hinds’ feet (able to stand firmly or make progress on the dangerous heights of testing and trouble) …
“… foreigners submitted themselves cringingly and yielded feigned obedience to me” this makes me laugh Lord… the last thing I thought I would be dealing with is culture clashes… and to have what I thought was all my imagination be reality… and YET its not the end of the story… because of all the above… “by my God I can leap over a wall”
Psalm 19: 11a-12
“Moreover, by them (His law, precepts, etc) is Your servant warned (reminded, illuminated, and instructed)… Who can discern his lapses and errors? Clear me from hidden (and unconscious) faults.”
That is what it comes down to, sometimes. I don’t mean to offend and cause people to not like me or respect me… I don’t mean to create disunity… and yet somehow, though my heart is exact opposite, I have… So Father God, Redeemer, I ask that you make it right… heal our hearts and relationships. Keep my pride from defending self… you alone are my defense.
Psalm 20: 9
“O LORD GIVE VICTORY”
Don’t let Satan have his way in destruction and tearing apart… You are the builder, the binder, the cohesive unit…
“You have given him his heart’s desire and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah (pause and think of that)!