Monthly Archives: November 2009
1 To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul;
2 in you I trust, O my God.
Do not let me be put to shame,
nor let my enemies triumph over me.
3 No one whose hope is in you
will ever be put to shame,
but they will be put to shame
who are treacherous without excuse.
4 Show me your ways, O LORD,
teach me your paths;
5 guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are God my Savior,
and my hope is in you all day long.
6 Remember, O LORD, your great mercy and love,
for they are from of old.
7 Remember not the sins of my youth
and my rebellious ways;
according to your love remember me,
for you are good, O LORD.
8 Good and upright is the LORD;
therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.
9 He guides the humble in what is right
and teaches them his way.
10 All the ways of the LORD are loving and faithful
for those who keep the demands of his covenant.
11 For the sake of your name, O LORD,
forgive my iniquity, though it is great.
12 Who, then, is the man that fears the LORD ?
He will instruct him in the way chosen for him.
13 He will spend his days in prosperity,
and his descendants will inherit the land.
14 The LORD confides in those who fear him;
he makes his covenant known to them.
15 My eyes are ever on the LORD,
for only he will release my feet from the snare.
16 Turn to me and be gracious to me,
for I am lonely and afflicted.
17 The troubles of my heart have multiplied;
free me from my anguish.
18 Look upon my affliction and my distress
and take away all my sins.
19 See how my enemies have increased
and how fiercely they hate me!
20 Guard my life and rescue me;
let me not be put to shame,
for I take refuge in you.
21 May integrity and uprightness protect me,
because my hope is in you.
22 Redeem Israel, O God,
from all their troubles!
Of all these beautiful verses, which one will you meditate on today?
I’m putting verse 15 in my back pocket today:
My eyes are ever on the LORD, for only he will release my feet from the snare.
Find rest, O my soul, in God alone;
my hope comes from him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
My salvation and my honor depend on God;
he is my mighty rock, my refuge.
Trust in him at all times, O people;
pour out your hearts to him,
for God is our refuge. Ps 62
I love the visual of God as my rock. But, have you ever thought of rocks as restful? I can’t seem to get this out of my mind!
I need to rest on the Rock
- in order not to slip into depression
- to battle my obsessive thoughts on weight control
- for control over my schedule or lack of schedule
- to create order in my home
Some days I feel so out of control I don’t know where to begin. So I spend the day in a daze ignoring life, ignoring chores, ignoring relationships.
This month I’d love to focus on the psalms for What’s on Your Mind. No rules, no regulations. Just a month of lovin’ on the psalms! You in? Join in at anytime.
(Just as a reminder, I have scaled back my writing. I hope to have good content but not daily posts. At the beginning of 2010 I pray I will have more consistency. But, this is all I have for now. Thanks for your patience.)