God coming to the rescue

9 Mar

What the last psalm took a lot of verses to say, #70 is straight to the point.  We need God to rescue us.  We need God to be at our side and make sense of our lives.  We need God to bring meaning and hope to our days.  We need all these things because our world will not provide them for us.

It is nice to know that if your day is not going well and you feel as though people are out to get you, you are not alone.  Not only is God with you, but there is a long history of God’s people feeling that way as well.

1-3 God! Please hurry to my rescue!
God, come quickly to my side!
Those who are out to get me—
let them fall all over themselves.
Those who relish my downfall—
send them down a blind alley.
Give them a taste of their own medicine,
those gossips off clucking their tongues.

Let those on the hunt for you
sing and celebrate.
Let all who love your saving way
say over and over, “God is mighty!”

But I’ve lost it. I’m wasted.
God—quickly, quickly!
Quick to my side, quick to my rescue!
God, don’t lose a minute.

We know that as we hunt for God, God has already found us.  It is the peace of God that we hunger for; being able to feel God’s presence in the moments of our lives.  If you are feeling overwhelmed by the world as this writer is, think about writing your own psalm to call on God, or memorizing one of the psalm to say in difficult times.  I truly believe that God is always with us.  With that affirmation, then the question how to we calm our hearts and mind to sense God’s presence, particularly during difficult times.  I think the scriptures, especially when we memorize them is a great way to celebrate God, place our spirit before God and say over and over, “God is mighty”.  Peace


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