“O Lord, I pray, deliver my soul!”
Oh! What an emotional roller coaster. Two weeks ago, I thought we might be looking for a new job for my husband, but now, we are planning to stay.
A dear friend of mine challenged me to focus on the truth of Jesus and not my situation. When I tried to solve our problems by myself, I worried. When I covered my day with prayer, I felt peace.
After several days of controlling my thoughts and thinking about Philippians 4:4-9, I knew God would give me peace, but I didn’t realize that it would change how I worship.
So many people misunderstand worship. They think it is singing or dancing or giving. Worship is simply our response o our awesome God. One of the things I have learned is that God is faithfully working for good. He reveals. He redeems. He reconciles. He loves me, and He wants me to love Him. This week, David encourage me with his words in Psalms.
Psalm 116: I love the Lord, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. 2 Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live. 3 The snares of death encompassed me; the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me; I suffered distress and anguish. 4 Then I called on the name of the Lord: “O Lord, I pray, deliver my soul!” 5 Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; our God is merciful. 6 The Lord preserves the simple; when I was brought low, he saved me. 7 Return, O my soul, to your rest; for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you. 8 For you have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling; 9 I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living. (ESV)
My prayer for my readers is that you understand that God loves you. He is faithfully working, especially when you obey Him. If you want more peace, more joy, and more love in your life, take time to evaluate what God is doing. Confess your sins. Know that God will deliver you through whatever you are experiencing. He will heal his people. Trust Him.