“My iniquities have gone over my head; like a heavy burden, they are too many for me.”
“But for you, O Lord, do I wait; it is You, O Lord my God, who will answer.”
“Do not forsake me, O Lord! O my God, be not far from me! Make haste to help me, O Lord of my salvation!”
Fast forward 1,000 years and that salvation,
the beloved of Israel, that all humanity was waiting for,
has a name…
for he will save his people from their sins.*
Fast forward another 2,000+ years and find me…
I’ve messed things up royally. again. because of my foolishness.
I groan. My heart is in tumult. I cry,
“Lord, all my longing, all my sighing is not hidden from you.
I’m broken. I wait for You. My heart throbs.
My strength fails, the light of my eyes is gone.”
I definitely should have paid closer attention.
“…he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.”*
Now, I look. I see that great salvation, I see Him. Jesus, my help, my salvation.
I listen and I hear.
“Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away.”*
Oh Lord, I am coming… stumbly, humbly.
Help me to remember; to see You.
I long to be with You, to love you,
to see your face and hear your voice;
for Your voice IS sweet, and Your face IS lovely.
* 1. Matt.1:21 * 2. Heb.2:18, * 3. Song of Solomon 2:10
From the archives. Originally published April 27, 2010.