Psalm 89, 96, 100-101, 105, 132
As I continue to work my way through the Psalms, I keep reading verses that remind me of songs that I grew up singing in church — and some songs that I sing today. A psalm is actually a song. I wish there was a way I could hear the psalms put to the same music that was used back when they were first written. It would be even better if I could understand the original language so I could experience the poetry and rhythm as originally written.
Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O LORD….for you are their glory and strength, (Psalm 89:15-16, NIV)
Once again I’ve come upon a reference to God himself embodying strength for people. I want to explore what this means…to have God as my strength. I don’t deserve any glory, though. He gets all the glory for every good thing I do!
I have some tough decisions to make about my health…how can I allow God to be my strength as I struggle to understand the best path? First I have prayer. I know prayer works. Would you join me in praying for complete healing? The mere thought of surgery is enough to give me the heebie jeebies. I pray for wisdom. And I read/sing psalm songs in the meantime. Sometimes waiting on the Lord is the hardest thing in the world to do.