1 Hasten, O God, to save me;
come quickly, Lord, to help me.
2 May those who want to take my life
be put to shame and confusion;
may all who desire my ruin
be turned back in disgrace.
3 May those who say to me, “Aha! Aha!”
turn back because of their shame.
4 But may all who seek you
rejoice and be glad in you;
may those who long for your saving help always say,
“The Lord is great!”
5 But as for me, I am poor and needy;
come quickly to me, O God.
You are my help and my deliverer;
Lord, do not delay. [Psalm 70, NIV]
There are those days when life and relationships feel oppressive. If I find myself in that space, I remind myself of a couple of things:
A) This is Earth. And while there may be wonderful things that happen here, it is also a place filled with sin. That is the way of the world.
B) The Lord is great! He is the one who saves and delivers. In Him I can rejoice and be glad!
The challenges of this pandemic, the heartaches of those we know and love and the heartaches of those we don’t know are heavy things to hold onto. I have learned long ago I can’t right every wrong, but I certainly have a sphere of influence I can use for health, hope, and healing. These days, I come to the end of my own ability quite quickly and I find myself entrusting it all to God sooner than when I was younger. God sees and knows it all and is always working to bring others to himself.
I am poor and needy and He is my help and deliverer!
Come, Lord Jesus!
Blessings on your week!