We all have times when we are bruised, shaken and disillusioned:
“I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry.” Psalm 1:1
When we cry out to Yahweh, we are changed. Our trembling legs find solid footing. Our wail of confusion and grief becomes a new song:
“He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord.” Psalm 40:2-3.
The mystery of God continues to amaze: I can not fathom why the great creator of the universe is concerned with me:
“Many, O Lord my God are the wonders you have done. The things you planned for us no one can recount to you; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare.” Psalm 40:5
So Lord, do not let me “seal my lips” or “hide your righteousness in my heart,” but let me speak faithfully and honestly to others about what you have done for me. Lord, you are consistently good and gracious to me. When I cry out, you never turn your back on me; you are always quick to comfort and save, like a mother bear rushing to tend to her distressed cub.
So today Lord, I thank you for being my Comforter, Protector, Savior and Counsellor. Thank you for providing a new song and firm footing. It’s in your love that I put my trust. Amen