|I'm reading again in Psalms and it is a wonderful book of praise, devotion, strength, teaching, etc. It is God's Holy Word, so of course it is all of this and more. Here are just a few thoughts on this fine Saturday morning.|
1) THE DESIRE TO ESCAPE- We have all been there before, but David put it into words for us. In Ps. 55: 6,7- "And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest. Lo, then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. Selah." Sometimes we just feel like escaping the pressure, the conflicts, the challenges of life; but, we also know that is just a passing feeling and it too shall pass. David bring this psalms to an end, and in verse 22 he says: "Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved." Here is the answer!! When the pressure gets too great... just put in on Jesus' shoulders!! He can carry what we were never designed to carry.
2) Psalms 60:12 says: "Through God we shall do valiantly:" God leads us into victory, and has won the victory even before we begin the battle. We know that our lives are in His hands, and He has ordered our course. Because of this, we can walk valiantly knowing that He knows the outcome of every situation. Whether we win or lose a battle (to teach us some lessons) we know that God is in charge and does all for our good, and His glory! So let us valiantly face the day...... and every day!!
3) HURRY UP GOD- Have you ever noticed that when you are in a hurry, everyone else is not? It just seems to be a law of the universe! Sometimes God is like that. The more we are in a hurry, the more He chooses that time to teach us patients and about waiting on Him. It just seems to us to be in all of the wrong time frame, but in retrospect... He is always right. David voiced this concern to God many different times. I read it over and over as I go through the Psalms. Ps. 70:1 says: "MAKE HASTE, O God, to deliver me; make hast to help me, O LORD." (vs.5) "But I am poor and needy: make hast unto me, O God:" thou art my help and my deliverer; O LORD, make no tarrying." Ps. 71:12 "O God, be not far from me: O my God, make hast for my help." I could go on and on for David mentions this many different times. So do we!! Don't we? How many times do we find ourselves talking with God about speeding up His timing of deliverance? Let us patiently wait on God, enjoy the journey, and see what great things He desires to unfold in our lives! Dear Lord, teach us to trust Your timing and wisdom in every situation! Love you LORD!!
Well, all for today. Hope you have a blessed day, and remember.... tomorrow is Sunday!!!!
Prepare your hearts for it today and go to church tomorrow with great expectations!
Dr. Mike Mutchler, Pastor