Wednesday, October 27, 2010

God's Protection

Psalm 36 
1Transgression speaks to the ungodly within his heart;
          There is no fear of God before his eyes.
    2For it flatters him in his own eyes
         Concerning the discovery of his iniquity and the hatred of it.
    3The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit;
         He has ceased to be wise and to do good.
    4He plans wickedness upon his bed;
         He sets himself on a path that is not good;
         He does not despise evil.
    5Your lovingkindness, O LORD, extends to the heavens,
         Your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
    6Your righteousness is like the mountains of God;
         Your judgments are like a great deep
         O LORD, You preserve man and beast.
    7How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God!
         And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.
    8They drink their fill of the abundance of Your house;
         And You give them to drink of the river of Your delights.
    9For with You is the fountain of life;
         In Your light we see light.
    10O continue Your lovingkindness to those who know You,
         And Your righteousness to the upright in heart.
    11Let not the foot of pride come upon me,
         And let not the hand of the wicked drive me away.
    12There the doers of iniquity have fallen;
         They have been thrust down and cannot rise. 

The storm hit.  Not necessarily the way we thought or predicted, but it swept through the area, causing havoc, making things hard for a while.  But just as quickly it passed.  But sometimes the damage left behind can be substantial.  Trees toppled over, branches strewn around yards, anything not tied down could be lost.  Just like with the weather, our lives can be damaged.  People can tear you down, words can hit their mark and self-doubt can abound.  If you are not tethered to God and his promises, it could cause major problems.  Depend on God's lovingkindness for all your problems.  His faithfulness and righteousness will protect you in all situations.

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