Normally, I don’t do series and just write from the all-over randomness of my heart, but this week I’m going “all in” on Psalms. So get ready for four days of Psalms and then of course 5 minute Friday.
Why Psalms? Because I’m drawn to the raw emotion displayed and the lack of red bows intertwined with messages of hope, deliverance, and life. I’m letting them sift in my heart to separate the wheat from the chaff. Learning how to own my emotions without compromising my trust and faith in an abundantly, super-exceedingly, more than able God. And so here goes…
Psalm 42 excerpts
As the deer pants for the water brooks,
So pants my soul for You, O God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
My tears have been my food day and night
I pour out my soul within me
And in the night His song shall be with me—
A prayer to the God of my life
Why are you cast down, O my soul?
And why are you disquieted within me?
Hope in God
For I shall yet praise Him
While I hold my breath just bursting to exhale that’s when God meets me with a song in the night. A gentle nudge to remember the things He has done. He expands my lungs so that I can hold on just a little bit longer. Expecting, anticipating the tree of life that will blossom with even more praise as a longing is fulfilled. Until then, I utter praise, whisper prayers, feel the tears pour down my face, and learn how to pour out my heart completely (even the ugly emotions) to Him, the living God and Redeemer of my life.