Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Life Is Hard, But God Is Good

For some reason this week, God has laid Psalm 57 on my heart. I needed the reminder that life is hard, but God is good. You see, when things are going well, I can easily get this backwards. I start thinking that LIFE is good. But when things begin to unravel--as they inevitably do--I am taught anew that GOD is the one who is good, my refuge, my source of mercy and protection. God is glorious, the one who steadies my heart and keeps me by His power.

When I read this psalm aloud, my heart is made steadfast, my soul glories in God who is so good. 

Psalm 57[a]

For the director of music. To the tune of “Do Not Destroy.” Of David. A miktam.[b] When he had fled from Saul into the cave.

Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me,
    for in you I take refuge.
I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings
    until the disaster has passed.
I cry out to God Most High,
    to God, who vindicates me.
He sends from heaven and saves me,
    rebuking those who hotly pursue me—[c]
    God sends forth his love and his faithfulness.
I am in the midst of lions;
    I am forced to dwell among ravenous beasts—
men whose teeth are spears and arrows,
    whose tongues are sharp swords.
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
    let your glory be over all the earth.
They spread a net for my feet
    I was bowed down in distress.
They dug a pit in my path—
    but they have fallen into it themselves.
My heart, O God, is steadfast,
    my heart is steadfast;
    I will sing and make music.
Awake, my soul!
    Awake, harp and lyre!
    I will awaken the dawn.
I will praise you, Lord, among the nations;
    I will sing of you among the peoples.
10 For great is your love, reaching to the heavens;
    your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
    let your glory be over all the earth

Life is hard, but God is good.

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  1. This it exactly what I needed this morning Erica. Bless you. And yes, Life is hard, but God is Good!!

    1. I'm so glad we could both be encouraged by God's Word. :)

  2. Thank you, Erica! I've been spending quite a bit of time under His wings lately. He alone is faithful. He alone is good.

    1. Under His wings, in the hollow of His hand, and always on His mind. :)

  3. SO true, Erica - can't imagine going through life's trials without God on my side!! God is not only good, but ALWAYS faithful!! Thank you for that beautiful song - loved everything about it (words, melody, and artist's voice) - going to check out other songs by the artist!!


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