Friday, February 20, 2009

Thankful Thursday...err Friday

On Thursdays, my friend Emily posts what she is thankful which motivated me to do the same. As you can tell though, I kind of missed the boat yesterday. Nevertheless, God was faithful in providing a very applicable piece of scripture to me this morning so I wanted to share that with you today.

I found myself becoming overwhelmed and tired this week. Work has been piling up. I can't sem to accomplish "enough" on my to do list. I feel like I am behind. I have some anxiety over upcoming events, both for work and my personal life. Basically I have become weary. I long for a break, both physically and mentally. A break is the farthest thing from sight at this moment though but God provided this morning in my quiet time and I am reminded of his provision, protection and abundant grace in all things. I pray that you find Psalm 27 as encouraging as I did. I underlined some particularly encouraging parts....blessings to you today!

Psalm 27
The Lord is my light and my salvation--so why should I be afraid? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble? When evil people come to devour me, when my enemies and foes attack me, they will stumble and fall. Though a mighty army surrounds me, my heart will not be afraid. Even if I am attacked, I will remain confident. The one thing I ask of the Lord-the thing I seek most-is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, delighting in the Lord's perfections and meditating in his temple. For he will conceal me there when troubles come; he will hide me in his sanctuary. He will place me out of reach on a high rock. Then I will hold my head high above my enemies who surround me. At his sanctuary I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy, singing and praising the Lord with music. Hear me as I pray, O Lord. Be merciful and answer me! My heart has heard you say, "Come and talk with me." And my heart responds, "Lord, I am coming." Do not turn your back on me. Do not reject your servant in anger. You have always been my helper. Don't leave me now; don't abandon me, O God of my salvation! Even if my father and mother abandon me, The Lord will hold me close. Teach me how to live O Lord. Lead me along the right path, for my enemies are waiting for me. Do not let me fall into their hands. For they accuse me of things I've never done; with every breath they threaten me with violence. Yet I am confident I will see the Lord's goodness while I am here in the land of the living. Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.

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