Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Lord Give Me Sense



Psalm 119:73-88

73 You made my body, Lord; now give me sense to heed your laws. 74 All those who fear and trust in you will welcome me because I too am trusting in your Word.
75-77 I know, O Lord, that your decisions are right and that your punishment was right and did me good. Now let your loving-kindness comfort me, just as you promised. Surround me with your tender mercies that I may live. For your law is my delight.
78 Let the proud be disgraced, for they have cut me down with all their lies. But I will concentrate my thoughts upon your laws.
79 Let all others join me who trust and fear you, and we will discuss your laws. 80 Help me to love your every wish; then I will never have to be ashamed of myself.
81 I faint for your salvation; but I expect your help, for you have promised it. 82 My eyes are straining to see your promises come true. When will you comfort me with your help? 83 I am shriveled like a wineskin in the smoke, exhausted with waiting. But still I cling to your laws and obey them. 84 How long must I wait before you punish those who persecute me? 85-86 These proud men who hate your truth and laws have dug deep pits for me to fall in. Their lies have brought me into deep trouble. Help me, for you love only truth. 87 They had almost finished me off, yet I refused to yield and disobey your laws. 88 In your kindness, spare my life; then I can continue to obey you.


Sometimes I need God to stop me in my tracks to get my attention.
I get so busy asking for help, sharing my worries, that I forget to listen. And that is when God will stop me with a verse so obvious that I am drwn out of myself.
"You made my body, Lord, now give me sense to heed your laws."
Lord, give me sense to stop and listen to what you have been trying to tell me.


"Help me to love your every wish; then I will never have to be ashamed of myself"
Too often I am so determined to do things my way that I don't listen to what God is trying to tell me. 
I pray that God will not only help me to listen more closely, but also to embrace God's wisdom.


"Now let your loving-kindness comfort me, just as you promised. Surround me with your tender mercies that I may live. For your law is my delight."

Sometimes I am so exhausted with this journey I need encouragement. 



"My eyes are straining to see your promises come true. When will you comfort me with your help? 83 I am shriveled like a wineskin in the smoke, exhausted with waiting. But still I cling to your laws and obey them."

I need hope. Help me to see your good plan for my life, dear Lord. And give me rest, in the meantime. 

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