Tuesday, June 14, 2011


"Be merciful to me, O God,
be merciful to me!
For my soul trusts in You
and in the shadow 
of Your wings
will I make my refuge
until these calamities 
have passed by" Psalm 57:1

I read Psalm 57 this morning as part of my morning devotions, and wow, it really encouraged me to hang in there during very trying physical circumstances. I am in the midst of tough health issues right now, and I so easily get discouraged or depressed.  I'm not sure where you are in your walk with God or where He has you in life right now, but I want to share this next word with you. I feel compelled to, and I hope it strengthens and helps you, wherever you are in this season of life.

"The believer's spiritual pipeline to Heaven is built upon firm trust in God.  But if we are inflexible in our expectations of how WE think God should work, we can run into trouble.  In a crisis, we can make the mistake of shifting our focus from God to our painful circumstances. Instead, our prayer should be,'"God, I don't understand why you have allowed this painful situation.  But I am trusting in Your ultimate deliverance despite all that's going on around me.'  The psalmist expressed this so well when he wrote'"my soul trusts in You...until these calamities have passed.'  When the earth seems to move under us, let's be flexible in our expectations but firmly confident in God's steadfast love and care" Dennis Fisher

God may delay or even deny our request, but He will never disappoint our trust.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

I just wanted to stop by and say hello. I hope all is going well. I still miss talking to you on fb. Things have been fun around here. We have been visiting friends and going to the twins baseball games.
I hope to hear from you soon.