Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Spacious Place

I continue to sense that I am turning a corner.  My days are getting a lot better and are not dominated by sadness. 

Psalm 18 really speaks to me in so many ways.  I want to share some of the verses here, but the whole Psalm is awesome.

 "1I love you, O LORD, my strength. 2The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. 3I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies. 4 The cords of death encompassed me; the torrents of destruction assailed me; 5 the cords of Sheol entangled me; the snares of death confronted me. 6 In my distress I called upon the LORD; to my God I cried for help.  From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry to him reached his ears." verses 1-6

"16He sent from on high, he took me; he drew me out of many waters.17He rescued me from my strong enemy and from those who hated me, for they were too mighty for me.18They confronted me in the day of my calamity, but the LORD was my support.19He brought me out into a broad place; he rescued me, because he delighted in me." verses 16-19

"28For it is you who light my lamp; the LORD my God lightens my darkness.29For by you I can run against a troop; and by my God I can leap over a wall.30This God—his way is perfect; the word of the LORD proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.

 31For who is God, but the LORD? And who is a rock, except our God?—32the God who equipped me with strength and made my way blameless.33He made my feet like the feet of a deer and set me secure on the heights.34He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.35You have given me the shield of your salvation, and your right hand supported me, and your gentleness made me great.36You gave a wide place for my steps under me, and my feet did not slip." verse 28-36

"46The LORD lives, and blessed be my rock,and exalted be the God of my salvation—" verse 46
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