This Psalm seems as all over the place as I am. It starts with praise then launches into remembering God's promise to the house of David and then there is much groaning and bashing of teeth. Glad to know there is a Psalmist who can shift gears as fast as I can.
Okay ADD is preventing me from focusing. Squeaking turbines, snorting baby and fire trucks sirens when hubs and daughter are still not home too distracting. Plus I keep thinking about the sheets that still need to make it onto a bed. Yep those are my very holy and distracting thoughts.
Wasnt going to rock this verse but this time it caught my eye.
I will sing of the Lord's great love forever;
with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations. (Psalm 89:1 NIV84)
With my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations. This is such a beautiful verse. I wish I did this more often with my mouth. Instead I complain with the mouth God has given me, call my brothers and sisters fool, speak harsh words to my babies, cuss and a myriad of other awful things. Wish my mouth was more like a refreshing fountain of spring water instead of a puddle of gray water.
Verse 2 gets better:
I will declare that your love stands firm forever,
that you established your faithfulness in heaven itself. (Psalm 89:2 NIV84)
As we begin ramping up our neighborhood "church" again I pray that these kind of words would flow out of my mouth. May the story of transformation in my life compel others to want to know this wonderful Savior of ours. Right now there's not much compelling that is coming out of grumpykins right now. Praying the funk passes soon!
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne;
love and faithfulness go before you. (Psalm 89:14 NIV84)
I love when the Psalmists use beautiful words pictures like this. How awesome is our God!? Can not wait to meet Him face to face! I forget that one day I'll get to be fully in His presence without the distractions of this fallen world. Amazing!
The beauty of this verse just keeps going. The psalmist then switches gears to the trials that have fallen upon Israel. Even after lamenting over this he still end the psalm with this :
Praise be to the Lord forever!
Amen and Amen. (Psalm 89:52 NIV84)
I pray that my heart will grow to praise God day and night despite the circumstances around me.
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