Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Some words from The Word

This does not usually happen to me.
I woke up in the middle of the night (well that happens often with 3 kids but this was different) with the strong impression that I post this scripture on my blog today.
I tried to ignore it but He's brought the thought back to me many times today so...

Psalm 13
For the director of music. A Psalm of David.
1 How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
2 How long must I wrestle with my thoughts
and every day have sorrow in my heart?
How long will my enemy triumph over me?
3 Look on me and answer, O Lord my God.
Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death;
4 my enemy will say, "I have overcome him,"
and my foes will rejoice when I fall.
5 But I trust in your unfailing love;
my heart rejoices in your salvation.
6 I will sing to the Lord,
for he has been good to me.

Chris & I came across this in our nightly reading when we were in the midst of many many job troubles & it spoke to my heart. I truly felt like all the world was against us & our troubles would never end. I was working hard at being thankful in all things but was struggling mightily. Trying to find the joy in not having a job...again...was hard. Would we ever get out of poverty? Off of assistance? Be able to pay our bills without asking someone for help? I did not feel like it would ever end.

These verses gave me hope. David was going through the same feelings of hopelessness & despair. He trusted God, rejoiced in His salvation & sang praises to Him, even in the midst of suffering. Just what I was trying to figure out for myself.
Has it gotten better for us? Somewhat. Do I fight those same feelings? Yes. But I know that He has plans for me, plans for me to prosper, for hope and a future. I will call upon Him & seek Him with all my heart & I will find him . (paraphrase of Jeremiah 29:11-14, highly recommended reading!)

I don't know why God asked me to post this today but my prayer is that it will speak to someone that needs it. God is with you always & holds you in His hands if you open the door of your heart to Him. If you have not, please click on the red Ready? button on the upper right of my page. He loves you and wants you, please let Him in - you will never regret it!


Sandra said...

Those are such great scriptures, thank you for sharing them :)

I'm sure someone out there needed to read this today!

Rebekah said...

We went through a tough time last year and Jeremiah 29 was such a strong verse for me

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