I love the Lord, because he has heard
my voice and my pleas for mercy.
Because he inclined his ear to me,
therefore I will call on him as long as I live.
The snares of death encompassed me;
the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me;
I suffered distress and anguish.
Then I called on the name of the Lord:
“O Lord, I pray, deliver my soul!”
Gracious is the Lord, and righteous;
our God is merciful.
We would love the Lord even if He didn’t hear us, wouldn’t we? How could we help ourselves when His is the greatest love we have ever known?
But He always does hear us. Nothing escapes Him.
For He is love and He is good and He loved us first while we were yet sinners.
And He will NEVER stop loving us. He will NEVER leave us.
His mercy hears our moans and we know that He hears our every prayer, our stifled late night sobs and our laughter, too, when we feel lighter than air and all in our world seems right.
We know how valued we feel when we perceive that the person to whom we are speaking is really listening to us. Their eyes are locked on ours and they make thoughtful comments about our words that give us a peace, knowing that we are heard and understood.
We are of greater worth than this to God and He is always listening to our hearts. He knows everything that is going on and how we feel. And He will work it all out.
And especially when we find ourselves between the rock and hard place we can comfort our hearts trusting that we stand on the rock that never changes, whose plans for us are for good and full of hope.
Even when things look awful. Are awful.
No matter what we go through we will be able to hold on as long as we hold on to Christ, and Him crucified suffering our pain and anguish. Man of sorrows familiar with our distress and anguish.
And He will bring us through to the other side.
Carrying us when we are too weak to go on. To the other side where the sun shines bright and our hearts grow warm and soft again.
And our tears in the mourning, those countless tears that He keeps as precious in His bottles, will shower us with joy in our dancing.
His love will make our hearts brand new and stronger in all the places broken.
Then He’ll twirl us round the grand ballroom called life and whisper in our ear pressed close to His lips.
You are my delight.
So let us delight in His arms in this moment of now even though our world may swirl.
Anticipating the celebration He has planned for later…
And my apologies for being absent these last few days from blogging, but with the pending house sale and waiting for contracts to sign, cleaning, sorting and packing boxes and tending to beloved family members staying with us this summer these blessedly long hours of my favorite season seem fleetingly short. Prayers appreciated!! Thank you for grace…
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