Monday, January 19, 2009

Leaping Off the Page

Psalm 46

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. A Song for Alamoth.
1 God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear,
Even though the earth be removed,
And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
3 Though its waters roar and be troubled,
Though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah

4 There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God,
The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High.
5 God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved;
God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.
6 The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved;
He uttered His voice, the earth melted.

7 The LORD of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah

8 Come, behold the works of the LORD,
Who has made desolations in the earth.
9 He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two;
He burns the chariot in the fire.

10 Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!

11 The LORD of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah


As I was reading the Bible this morning, I turned to the Psalms (on-line) and scrolled through the familiar verses, seeking comfort. As I read through this particular Psalm, I was struck by verse 5.

I am claiming it for myself today, as I continue to be lost and lonely.


God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved;
God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.

Please, Lord, let it be so for me today.

Help me, just at the break of dawn.

Amen.

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