A psalm of David.
1 The Lord is my light and my salvation— so why should I be afraid? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?
2 When evil people come to devour me, when my enemies and foes attack me, they will stumble and fall.
3 Though a mighty army surrounds me, my heart will not be afraid. Even if I am attacked, I will remain confident.
4 The one thing I ask of the Lord— the thing I seek most— is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, delighting in the Lord’s perfections and meditating in his Temple.
5 For he will conceal me there when troubles come; he will hide me in his sanctuary. He will place me out of reach on a high rock.
6 Then I will hold my head high above my enemies who surround me. At his sanctuary I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy, singing and praising the Lord with music.
7 Hear me as I pray, O Lord. Be merciful and answer me!
8 My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.” And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.”
9 Do not turn your back on me. Do not reject your servant in anger. You have always been my helper. Don’t leave me now; don’t abandon me, O God of my salvation!
10 Even if my father and mother abandon me, the Lord will hold me close.
11 Teach me how to live, O Lord. Lead me along the right path, for my enemies are waiting for me.
12 Do not let me fall into their hands. For they accuse me of things I’ve never done; with every breath they threaten me with violence.
13 Yet I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living.
14 Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.
I always seem to come back to this passage. It touches my heart like nothing else. It seems that at just the moment I need to hear a Word from God, I heard exactly what my heart needs to hear.
I so feel that I have many enemies about. I have people posing as friends to continue to think that they can cause me to fall. Revenge is a powerful thing. It can eat at someone’s heart until that person no longer has a heart. My life had been revolved around others seeking revenge on me for things that they thought I’ve done, or the way that I escape their traps, or simply for not liking the person that I am.
This Bible Passage brings me back to NOW.
NOW- I don’t concern myself with others schemes
NOW- I am confident that I will see the LORDs goodness in the land of the living. I have already seen His Goodness.
It’s hard to express in writing what I feel in my heart. Nothing else matters as long as I am seeking the LORDs face. He will direct my path! God will not direct me to paths of darkness.
Isaiah 30:21 tells us: “and thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.”
I believe in God. I believe that God rewards those who seek His face.
The people in my life that constantly seek out revenge are supposed to be in my life doing just that….. so that I can (run) draw closer to the One who created me.
Pending is an exciting time! It’s WIN/WIN!!
Because either way….God has me. Mind, Body, Soul!
Keep doing what you’re doing: What happens; happens.