Sunday, September 8, 2013

Psalm 46

I love the Psalms. Who hasn't at some time or another identified with the Psalmist - discovered that their own thoughts and feelings were mirrored in his very words? Who hasn't found comfort in a particularly difficult time or been given reason to praise our God and Maker?

A few weeks ago, DH and I had a decision looming over our heads: a decision that I, in particular, was struggling with. We made a decision and were prepared to step out in faith (with very weak steps on my part). But my recent illness (still not diagnosed) has meant that this decision has been called into question. In fact, my doctor has told me not to move forward on this decision until my current illness has been sorted - which could be a while given the delays that have been predicted for getting further tests done and being seen by a specialist in the field. I find it frustrating but can do nothing.

Well, there is one thing I can do. I can look to the One Who has it all in His Hands. Even when I don't understand.



God is our refuge and strength, 
an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging.

There is a river whose streams 
make glad the city of God,
the holy place where the Most High dwells.
God is within her, she will not fall;
God will help her at break of day.
Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
He lifts His voice, the earth melts.

The Lord Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Come and see what the Lord has done,
the desolations He has brought on the earth.
He makes wars cease
to the ends of the earth.
He breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
He burns the shields with fire.

He says, "Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth."

The Lord Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob in our fortress.


1 comment:

ladyofrohan said...

Thank you so much - I needed that, even though my immediate trauma is a school exam, not illness.