Friday, July 13, 2012

Psalm 138

In March I had major surgery. After I recovered from surgery I had a never-ending upper respiratory infection. It seemed that it would leave me only to return again. I won't give you the long details of seeking my healing from God, natural recommended solutions and medical intervention. Along the way I was comforted by Psalm 138.

I trust that you may be facing a challenge today that you cannot "fix". Therefore today I want to encourage you to share in the blessing. If you are not in a quiet place, I would encourage you to leave your computer, pick up your Bible and go to Psalm 138. Then find a quiet place where you can be still and alone for a just a little while. Read, consider, pray and then listen. Allow the love of God to touch you today.

A Psalm of David. (NKJV)

I will praise You with my whole heart;
Before the gods I will sing praises to You.
I will worship toward Your holy temple,
And praise Your name
For Your lovingkindness and Your truth;
For You have magnified Your word above all Your name.
In the day when I cried out, You answered me,
And made me bold with strength in my soul.
All the kings of the earth shall praise You, O LORD,
When they hear the words of Your mouth.
Yes, they shall sing of the ways of the LORD,
For great is the glory of the LORD.
Though the LORD is on high,
Yet He regards the lowly;
But the proud He knows from afar.
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me;
You will stretch out Your hand
Against the wrath of my enemies,
And Your right hand will save me.
The LORD will perfect that which concerns me;
Your mercy, O LORD, endures forever;
Do not forsake the works of Your hands.

Patricia Wenzel
WOC Graduate