Monday, February 27, 2006

Psalm 25

As I was reading Psalm 25:1-10 I was taken once again by how trusting in the Lord is secure. It fills me with great joy, to trust in Him. Yet, at the same time it is a choice. I can so easily get derailed by all sorts of things. I'm so thankful to be in relationship with God, who is never changing and yet actively pursuing. May all of you readers know the joy and hope that comes from trusting in the Lord.

To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul;
in you I trust, O my God.
Do not let me be put to shame,
nor let my enemies triumph over me.
No one whose hope is in you
will ever be put to shame,
but they will be put to shame
who are treacherous without excuse.
Show me your ways, O LORD,
teach me your paths;
guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are God my Savior,
and my hope is in you all day long.
Remember, O LORD, your great mercy and love,
for they are from of old
Remember not the sins of my youth
and my rebellious ways;
according to your love remember me,
for you are good, O LORD
Good and upright is the LORD;
therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.
He guides the humble in what is right
and teaches them his way.
All the ways of the LORD are loving and faithful
for those who keep the demands of his covenant.


Greg de Mello said...

Thanks for blessing me with this Psalm. Reading it today has helped me to enter into the day with hope. I feel that I am living out the chaos that this psalm seems to descibe. A am living out the conflict that arises when you feel that people really dont like you. Its very painful yet part of reality. The message that God is speaking into my heart through this Psalm keeps me focused on where my hope comes from.
Thank you so much

Blythe Lane said...

What a great psalm...I think for me a stumbling block for trusting the Lord is fearing being "put to shame" and that my 'enemies' -- old thought patterns/sin patterns, etc. -- threaten to triumph over me. How I need to be reminded that when those things threaten...I need to put my trust in the Lord...trusting the character of who He says He is...