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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.

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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.
    Dad

    Comment by Norman Stolpe | April 20, 2009 | Reply


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