This week has been weird, kind of depressing. I found out that I have 3 cavities... Joy. I also have to have my wisdom teeth out soon. Beauty. I can stand the teeth business, the real blows came when I found out about Annelise. That was sad. Then I ran into one of my best friends at Target and I found out that her Grandma is dying. That was hard. Seeing one of my best friends in that much pain and I also know Grandmama. So this week has been weird.
God gave me the words I needed to hear from Him. Out of the encouraging texts I've found is one that really sticks out. Psalm 18. I'll post some of the verses that stuck out to me.
1 I love you, O LORD, my strength.
2 The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge.
He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
3 I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise,
and I am saved from my enemies.
God listens to my cry and He answers me, maybe not in the way that I wanted Him to but He answers it.
16 He reached down from on high and took hold of me;
he drew me out of deep waters.
17 He rescued me from my powerful enemy,
from my foes, who were too strong for me.
18 They confronted me in the day of my disaster,
but the LORD was my support.
19 He brought me out into a spacious place;
he rescued me because he delighted in me.
When things got depressing this week God brought me into a "spacious place," I had one of the best prayer times I've had in a while, well maybe ever. It was awesome. When it seemed like things were just getting worse and worse, I couldn't really see out of the "deep water" I was in. God took me out of my confusion.
28 You, O LORD, keep my lamp burning;
my God turns my darkness into light.
"God turns my darkness into light." That's just what He did for me, that is what He does for me.
I think those verses speak for themselves, God is the only one who can make my failings into something useful.
29 With your help I can advance against a troop;
with my God I can scale a wall.
30 As for God, his way is perfect;
the word of the LORD is flawless.
He is a shield
for all who take refuge in him.
31 For who is God besides the LORD ?
And who is the Rock except our God?
32 It is God who arms me with strength
and makes my way perfect.
My favorite verse (in the King James version) is this, "The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted." verse 46
May God be exalted in my life, in this trying week and always.