I first published this in the summer of 2013. This was an especially meaningful Psalm to me at that time. I haven’t reread it in a while ~ but maybe I should! I hope it’s a blessing to you too. Maybe you are in a similar weary, frustrated season* and this will be a Psalm you can treasure as well.
*I’m always in a weary, frustrated season, but the styles vary. 😉
Oh, my aching heart, my weary brain, my tired body. My frustrated efforts, my broken dreams, my disappointed hopes, my fruitless work. I definitely need comforting. 😉
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” ~ Matthew 11:28.
Anyway, on to one of my favorite Psalms. So timely, so many times!
1 Hear my prayer, O Lord, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.
2 And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.
3 For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead.
4 Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate.
5 I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands.
6 I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land. Selah.
7 Hear me speedily, O Lord: my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.
8 Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.
9 Deliver me, O Lord, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me.
10 Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.
11 Quicken me, O Lord, for thy name’s sake: for thy righteousness’ sake bring my soul out of trouble.
12 And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul: for I am thy servant.
What psalm or other scripture do you especially treasure right now?
Obviously, in the summer of 2013, it was Psalm 143 for me. A few years later it was portions of Psalm 18 (especially verse 29). I confess that nothing stands out to me right now, so don’t feel bad if you don’t have a special scripture right now either. 🙂