Wednesday, May 6, 2009

He hears me...

What a joy it's been to get away for a few days to laugh, reflect, reconnect and revel in the blessing of family. The beach trip with my mother and sisters was perfect in every sense.

As I attempt to get back into the mode of writing about my impressions of each day's scripture passage, I will confess that I almost feel sinful to have missed the last few days, despite the fact that I know it was better to wait until I could prayerfully concentrate and thoughtfully consider the text.

They say that it takes thirty days for anything to become a habit, so when I passed that mark, having written consecutively each day, I felt compelled to continue--sometimes in habit mode rather than happy mode.

Make no mistake, I am always happy to read The Word, reflect on The Word and consider its implications for my life, but investing the time to write about it every day has been one of the most challenging endeavors of my life.

For this reason, and because my beloved (George) and I are planning an anniversary trip/birthday trip sometime in the near future, I will allow myself some flexibility now, but I will write each day if my schedule permits.

Today's verses again took me to the Psalms, specifically to passages written by David. I find it very encouraging to glimpse his heart as he experienced tremendous highs and abysmal lows because he is so transparent and honest. Chapters 3-4,12-13, 28, and 55 continue my chronological investigation of scripture, and they record David's praise and love for God, as well as his despair and discouragement as he fled from his own son, Absalom, and faced many enemies and trials.

Reading through the Psalms reminds me that the things that are troubling to me today are merely repackaged woes of the past--and our God (who never changes) cares, loves, protects and delivers those who cry out to Him for forgiveness and mercy.

What a blessing to discover that even King David experienced times of utter despair and defeat--and yet the same compassionate Heavenly Father who heard his cries, hears mine, too.


  1. You, my friend, are a wonderful writer. I enjoy your reflections. I know Kathie had a wonderful time at the beach also, and I look forward to seeing her in July. She is the one who told me about your blog. Thank you for stopping by mine, it is good to know we are all in this battle together, and yes, we ALL have days of despair, as well as triumph. May the Lord bless you richly as you continue in this endeavor. Love, Pam

  2. Thank you Pam. It's such a blessing to connect with others who share similar passions--even if via the www. I pray that your efforts are rewarded and that your words reach millions with convicting power that changes hearts.