|Tlaquepaque Chapel, Sedona Arizona|
"But let all who take refuge in You be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread Your protection over them, that those who love your name my rejoice in You." Psalm 5:11
This morning wasn't a calm prayer time for me......I was restless, I was worried. I was wondering why circumstances seem so hard for people who are just trying to do the right things. Why does it seem that certain people sail through life with little difficulty? If they need something done they just pay to have someone do it, with money no object they are unscathed by the things that bog the rest of us down. They don't have to mess with details, they don't lose sleep over what is not getting done because someone else is doing it.....or not. Either way, they live above the fray unaffected.
So this prayer is for the rest of us here in the trenches of life. The ones who look around and realize they are standing alone, with no backup in sight. The ones who get robbed themselves because they are caring for others. The ones with anxious prayers like David, who was not a stranger to adversity.
He lost sleep, he was anxious, fearful, distressed and tired. But He also knew his God. He knew that his God was big enough to handle anything. He also knew that God was a refuge where he could always find shelter.
As I was reading, but mostly worrying this morning. I read these lines.....the ones that God highlighted for me, the ones where my finger stopped moving across the page.
"In the morning O Lord you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before You and wait in expectation."
I pray, but so many times I don't wait in expectation, I try to figure things out my own way. I don't wait in expectation to see what God will do, I don't even give Him the chance. I believe that is what He wanted me to see this morning. I marvel at the faith of David, a man after God's own heart. He knew how to wait the right way.
I love how David poured out his heart to the Lord. I can always find comfort in the Psalms because I know that I can find everything there that mirrors exactly what I am feeling at any given moment!
"I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!" Mark 9:24
|Jesus with children, Sedona Art Studio|