Tuesday, May 19, 2009
My Soul Delights
Life is full of drama, some scenes we authored and others were co-authored by the enemy of wickedness. Some scenes end in joy others in pain. As we passed through the painful ones we sometimes find our thoughts have become bitter, angry, and confused leaving us lost, lonely, beside ourselves with fear and doubts; “BUT” no matter the situation when we turn to the Great Comforter, our soul will take delight. In God we find hope, our doubts force us to turn back our mind to all God has done for us. How He took away the pain inflicted by the enemy. How He came through when everything surrounding us looked hopeless. How He raised us out of the muck and mire we sank our lives. We turn back the pages of our lives and witness once again how disappointments became the ink in which we wrote a new chapter filled with joy and hope for a new tomorrow. We ride back down roads filled with curves, bumps, holes, yield signs, detours and yes stop signs, nevertheless we made it through and the roads became straight and as we search how we overcame we see the strong hand of God is behind us, beside us and before us. We realize God surrounds us, we cannot leave His Presence. We feel His unfailing love poured out on us, His tender mercies bringing us from dark places to set us in His marvelous light filling us with His surpassing peace. How wonderful is our God, what lengths He goes to bring us to a spacious place because He delights in us, delivering us from our distresses, never giving us over to the enemy. (2 Samuel 22:20, Psalm 18:9, Psalm 31:8 paraphrased) How can our soul not take flight in joyful delight, our God is the author of joy, delighting in showing His mercy. Micah 7:18
Going Deeper in Personal Reflection
Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. Micah 7:18
The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing." Zephaniah 3:17
He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me. 2Samuel 22:20 -
He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me. Psalm 18:19 -
You have not handed me over to the enemy but have set my feet in a spacious place. Psalm 31:8 -
Lord my God! God who takes delight in me and brings me from a trouble mind to one of hope, joy, and peace. Father my heart sings because you find reason to sing over me. You take care of all my troubles and You always bring me to the Rock that is higher than I. You O Lord are the wings in which I hide; You are my dwelling place for evermore. Thank You Lord, in Jesus great and merciful Name I pray.
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