Exploring life's adventures through words - every day has a different flavor. What's in store for today? I have to dip my hand in the jar to find out.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Trust in the Lord despite impossible obstacles - Psalm 11

Even when it looks like there is absolutely no solution, no resolution, no getting around an obstacle, no getting past whatever trouble lies in your path - trust in the Lord in all of this. The Lord is securely on His throne and is In Charge, no matter what it is we're facing. Evil will get justice. The Lord will take care of that, for He is just and He takes care of the righteous.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The wicked don't consider God - Psalm 10

When I was reading this Psalm, it's all about 'the wicked man' and all that he does that is evil and all that he doesn't do - consider God, His laws, or anything. I read this whole Psalm and thought of Isis. I read it again and partway through thought, "This could be me! I am capable of being this wicked!" In my mind, I think, "No wayyyyy, that could never be me! I could never do such evil to people!" But I know that the sin my heart and mind is capable of doing is far beyond the wicked things I could ever imagine. If I did not know God, or turned from Him completely ["How could I EVER?!"], evil could take over. Satan could take over me and I could bring harm to others.

NO, THANK YOU! LORD, RESCUE ME! He already did - Praise the Lord!!! Hold me close, Father. I want to seek Your ways, follow Your laws, for all you've created and stated and all you have to come for me is for GOOD. I trust You. I love You.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

He never forsakes those who seek Him - Psalm 9

This Psalm is a mix of praise to God for His power, justice, judgment, and being a refuge along with humbling before Him for His power to judge righteously, destroy the wicked and have mercy.

10 Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.

Verse 20 really resonated with me in this place and time. There are so many bad and wicked things going on the world, the wars happening with Isis and in Gaza. Those not seeking the one and true God are lost in sin. They think they have power and are in control. They are causing so much pain and suffering, and the root of it is selfishness, greed, and a deep, deep dissatisfaction and unfulfilled, empty feeling. What's missing is the Lord, redemption, receiving grace, and turning from sin.

19 Arise, O Lord, let not man triumph; let the nations be judged in your presence. 20 Strike them with terror, O Lord; let the nations know they are but men.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

My Father as Creator - Psalm 8

I love when I come across a verse that I recognize from a hymn, worship song, or movie! Silly, but it just brings a big smile to my face. :)

"Oh Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth!"

"What is man, that you are mindful of him?"

I love this Psalm, as I've always been enamored with God as the CREATOR of EVERYTHING. Every piece of creation shouts his glory and magnificence and power! It's mind-baffling and incomprehensible how things work together, both in and of themselves as well as with each other. Weather patterns, ocean currents, trees growing, the diversity of animals (and insects...yuck :) ), the freakin' human body!

It's all so unbelievable to me how *amazing* His creation is. I'm. In. Awe. So humbled by His power...and yet His care FOR ME! AND YOU! Above all of that creation! Wow.