August 8, 2014.
Have you ever had one of those days where nothing seems to go right? Typically this day would come at a climax in life where you are trying to organize everything and get prepared for a major life change, you know, right when you need it to come (read with heavy sarcasm). What can you do when it seems that nothing is going right? I don’t know if I have a full answer to this question, but I do believe that remembering who is in total and complete control will help. Take a step back and meditate on the word. Know that God is in control, and things will work themselves out. If God be for us, who can be against us? Today comes with not great theological discussion, but with a simple plea and time for meditation.
A psalm of the weary.
Lord God of heaven and earth, hallowed be your name, lifted above all. May every tongue and beast sing your praise, and turn every foot to his call. Lifting your name on high, we shout, and before your mighty throne we fall.
Help us in our time of need, when the light that illuminates our path wanes. When trees and mountains rise in view, replacing the oasis of planes; Keep us in your sheltered fold and hide us from life’s woe’s and pains.
There are times when nothing seems right, when everything around is wrong. Lord, remind us of your presence dear and hold us in your arms strong. For to you we give our worthless name, to you we know we belong.
Save us Lord, swoop in fast, hold us high until the last. Renew our spirit and let us see your glory set in present and past. Remind us of your words, “On me all your burdens cast.”
The Lord is in his holy temple, let all the earth keep silence before him. Let all creatures that roam the earth praise to him stem; let every tree that stretches tall send praise through every limb.
Lord, we lift your name on high and sing from sea to sea. Let us humbly bow before your throne and make our humble plea. For you, Lord God of Host, through Christ have set us free.
“Search me, O God, and know my heart!
Try me and know my thoughts!
And see if there be any grievous way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting!”
“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable in your sight,
O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.”
Suggested Daily Reading: Psalm 19, 63, 102, 139.
Grace and peace.