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Psalm 57

This hasn’t been the easiest week for me. Without going into any major detail, I’ve kind of experienced the end of a long time area of involvement in my life this week. It’s been tough. I’ve been left with a lot to process.

Despite many of my feelings, emotions, and thoughts, I have truly been praying for God to be glorified and exalted. Interesting for me this morning, I read Psalm 57. In this Psalm, David acknowledges God and His purpose for himself despite the challenges that he is facing at the time. I want to have this kind of heart.

1 Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me, for in you my soul takes refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed. 2 I cry out to God Most High, to God, who fulfills {his purpose} for me. 3 He sends from heaven and saves me, rebuking those who hotly pursue me; God sends his love and his faithfulness. 4 I am in the midst of lions; I lie among ravenous beasts—men whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords. 5 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth. 6 They spread a net for my feet—I was bowed down in distress. They dug a pit in my path—but they have fallen into it themselves. 7 My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music. 8 Awake, my soul! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn. 9 I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples. 10 For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies. 11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth.


January 25, 2009 - Posted by | thoughts

1 Comment »

  1. Sometimes the Psalms give us words, or even permission, to speak aloud to God what we cannot dare to consider in the depths of our hearts.

    Comment by Norman Stolpe | April 20, 2009 | Reply

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