I have found that the less I say in my own defense, the better. We can’t control what others think, and we can’t control what others say. But, we can do our best to live out our lives with integrity.
Sunday morning, I sat in the church pew. The preacher had exalted us to repent of our sins. As the worship leader sang “Just as I am,” I became convicted of a specific transgression. I knew God was calling me to the altar rail to repent of it and ask for forgiveness. The pull to move overwhelmed me.
I sometimes ponder whether it’s possible to “find God in ALL things”? And, as I think about it, almost inevitably, two things pop up for me almost immediately: where should I be looking and, how will I go about this?
If Psalm 4 frames the Jewish evening as an example of prayer for us, then Psalm 5 frames the Jewish morning. “In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.”
David gives us Psalm 4 which we could read, meditate on, pray to God, or sing in the evening before we go to sleep. As he wrote this psalm, I wonder if he thought of his time as a shepherd boy in the fields. Did he look at a starry sky like this and talk to God?
Have you ever felt ganged up on? Like everyone is against you? Like attacks are coming from all directions and you just can’t catch a break?
We may have all felt this way at one time or another for a variety of reasons.
God knows what the kings and nations of the earth do not – He has the very top player on His team. He calls this player “Son.” He has anointed this player above any others, and He would give this player anything he asks.
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