I am thankful to be a child of God. Especially during times of heartache. Mostly because I have no words really that can truly comfort, but God’s words are always right – God’s words are always true. God’s words are always appropriate. I am drawn to His word sometimes with a frantic thirst to quench the hurt that is going on around me. These past few weeks have been intense for needing to hear from God, through His word! I pray that the words He gave me have been soothing…
…to my friend whose Mom went to be with Jesus on Monday morning in the early morning hours.
…to my friend whose trying desperately to reach out to a couple in their church whose baby was born without a brain and only lived a few hours.
…to my own heart that is facing blips of extreme overwhelming-ness as I am in a busy season and sometimes feel like I can’t keep ahead of all the details.
…to my friend whose heart was feeling betrayed.
…to my friend whose greatest desire right now is to be able to have a baby.
…to my friends who are working so hard to honor the Lord and keep their ministry moving forward while the economy continues to shred dreams.
…to my friend who is still waiting to know about his job situation.
Again, I’m thankful to be God’s child. I’m not wise, but HE is. I don’t know what to say so often, but He’s already said it! The longer I live the more deeply I feel the need for walking closely beside Him! Thanks, Father, for always knowing just what to show me in your Word!
Psalm 27 – The Message Version
A David Psalm
1 Light, space, zest— that’s God!
So, with him on my side I’m fearless,
afraid of no one and nothing.
2 When vandal hordes ride down
ready to eat me alive,
Those bullies and toughs
fall flat on their faces.
3 When besieged,
I’m calm as a baby.
When all hell breaks loose,
I’m collected and cool.
4 I’m asking God for one thing,
only one thing:
To live with him in his house
my whole life long.
I’ll contemplate his beauty;
I’ll study at his feet.
5 That’s the only quiet, secure place
in a noisy world,
The perfect getaway,
far from the buzz of traffic.
6 God holds me head and shoulders
above all who try to pull me down.
I’m headed for his place to offer anthems
that will raise the roof!
Already I’m singing God-songs;
I’m making music to God.
7-9 Listen, God, I’m calling at the top of my lungs:
“Be good to me! Answer me!”
When my heart whispered, “Seek God,”
my whole being replied,
“I’m seeking him!”
Don’t hide from me now!
9-10 You’ve always been right there for me;
don’t turn your back on me now.
Don’t throw me out, don’t abandon me;
you’ve always kept the door open.
My father and mother walked out and left me,
but God took me in.
11-12 Point me down your highway, God;
direct me along a well-lighted street;
show my enemies whose side you’re on.
Don’t throw me to the dogs,
those liars who are out to get me,
filling the air with their threats.
13-14 I’m sure now I’ll see God’s goodness
in the exuberant earth.
Stay with God!
Take heart. Don’t quit.
I’ll say it again:
Stay with God.