Thank you for joining me in this Summer 2015 journey through the Psalms. For some of you, this is a 2nd time through this blog series. For others, this is a new opportunity for you to commit to a summer of prayer. The readings and reflections are short enough to allow you the opportunity to make this a part of even the busiest of days. If there is anything that you will leave off of this journey, please don’t skip the Scripture. I love the songs that will be posted on each day’s material, but the greatest priority is for us to read the Scripture and pray. Thank you for joining me in this journey!
A Psalm of David when he fled from Absalom his son.
1 Lord, how they have increased who trouble me!
Many are they who rise up against me.
2 Many are they who say of me,
“There is no help for him in God.” Selah
3 But You, O Lord, are a shield for me,
My glory and the One who lifts up my head.
4 I cried to the Lord with my voice,
And He heard me from His holy hill. Selah
5 I lay down and slept;
I awoke, for the Lord sustained me.
6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people
Who have set themselves against me all around.
7 Arise, O Lord;
Save me, O my God!
For You have struck all my enemies on the cheekbone;
You have broken the teeth of the ungodly.
8 Salvation belongs to the Lord.
Your blessing is upon Your people. Selah
Link for today’s worship song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOOFAaUGfRE
Today as I read this psalm, I am reminded that David came to you with the realities and challenges of his life. He came in worship but he also came in his struggles. In the psalm of despair, he still spoke of Your blessing. Just as Laura Story shared in the song for today, we pray that we will see Your blessings – even if those blessings do not come as we had anticipated. Just as David still rested in Your plan and Your presence, help me to have that kind of unwavering faith.
Lord – I pray for someone who might be walking through a trial right now that does not look anything like a blessing. I pray that they will see You at work even if it appears that all is crumbling around them. Help them to know that “salvation belongs to the Lord”. Thank You for this reminder today…especially as we are getting started in this prayer journey.