Wednesday, June 17, 2015

+DEV+ The Lord Is My Strength

Date: June 17, 2015 11:26 PM
Topic: +DEV+  The Lord Is My Strength

The Lord Is My Strength

"The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song." Psalm 28:7

Scripture Focus: Psalm 5:11-12; Psalm 59:16-17

The cold bleakness of the operating room was underlined by the loud, meaningless noise grating from the radio, compounding my vulnerability that morning. I was terrified of having surgeons invade my back to operate my damaged L4-L5 disk and anxious about the possible complications. Wearily, I tried to focus on Jesus. 

Suddenly, “He has made me glad - This is the day that the Lord has made” tunes fully flooded the room from the radio, and I was overcome by joy and peace. The Lord knew just how to reassure me that He was near and in charge, through those particular lyrics of a favorite Psalter praising Him. I was able to relax within His warm love. 

Jesus seems to delight in surprising us with new ways of revealing His presence - often amazingly personal, meaningful, and memorable ones. Sometimes it's as though He's singing to us Himself with soothing lullabies and His heart's most expressive melodies (Zephaniah 3:17). Equally He delights in our recognition and appreciation of His companionship and care, the sweetest of songs to His loving ears.

Insight: Our kind Lord touchingly reassures and upholds us in the ways we most need and recognize, drawing us ever closer to Him.

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