Psalm 56- Believe it or not!

I read the news…..a lot. I have to know. Need the info. But too much information makes me feel like that character from the “Green Mile.” I wrote about here it the other day. And it was happening again. There are scenes out of a horror flick, playing out in somebody’s reality, displayed on the news for all to see. And then, like most of America, I wonder, what if it were me? Fear and doubt creep in. And I get that thirst for the word. It’s like when you go into a run already dehydrated, and finally get home and wonder what you were thinking? That kind of thirsty. So I open my reading plan to find I am still in Psalms. I really would rather get back to David’s story in Samuel. But reading through the Bible chronologically has taken me back and forth between reading the account of David’s life, and reading the Psalms he wrote in the middle of it. For some reason, even though I know the ending, I hate leaving him hiding in the caves. I need him to get out and get him on the throne. So I would rather read 1 Samuel. But…because I like rules, I open Psalms. Psalms 56.
Now I have to back track for a second. Earlier that day, my girls put on a little CD of Bible verse songs that we worked on together. This past summer, my sweet friend Robyn wrote a Bible study for tweens and asked me to put some of the Bible verses to music for them to memorize. So I did. And all these months later, my girls decided to pop it in their CD player. I found myself singing along, and thinking that we need more of this. Then I had this crazy idea. I have been wanting to do a little giveaway on the blog, because that is what bloggers do. So I thought, hey, I could give away the downloads for the scripture songs for those readers that sign up through email. Sounds easy enough. And fun. And purposeful. Yes. I like it. 🙂 (STAY TUNED) 😉
Ok, so where was I, oh yes, a bit scared, a bit uneasy in my spirit, needing a drink of living water. Sitting down I reluctantly open the Psalms, (“reluctantly” because, yes,  I am that prideful that I literally thought I have read enough Psalms to get the gist of it) And then it happened. Again. I really don’t blame you if you don’t believe me. I wouldn’t believe me if it wasn’t happening to me. I mean, who am I that God is mindful of me? But He is! And He minded me. Right through my ugly, prideful, know-it-all, heart. Right here in Psalms 56:3-4

3.Whenever I am afraid,
I will trust in You.
4.In God (I will praise His word),
In God I have put my trust;
I will not fear.
What can flesh do to me?

But wait, you don’t even know the half of it! Yes, I was feeling afraid, and yes, my reading schedule took me to a verse reminding me not to be afraid because my spirit is eternally forever safe with Him, and yes, that is just what I needed. But that verse, out of every verse I could have read, is one of the songs I was singing earlier that day, from the scripture song CD, the song that I was thinking of giving away as a free download.
Are. You. Kidding. Me????
Let’s recap: I am feeling afraid. My girls, not knowing this, put on a song of a Bible verse I put to music reminding me to trust God when I am afraid. Then I open up my Bible reading to read the verse that I put to music reminding me not to be afraid. Yes. This happened.
My Pastor, preached this weekend saying the words of Jesus to the disciples…”Who do you say I am?”
And with every single solitary fiber of my being I know. I know my answer. I know Who He is! Because this happens all.the.time. All the time! I could really bust out all caps, because I am having church right now people. And I am not the only one. Because I hear these stories all the time from friends that are being cared for by the God they love.
Then this:
You number my wanderings;
Put my tears into Your bottle;
So many of my tears over my life have come from wandering, and yet, He holds them still.
So today, this is my prayer. And I pray it for you too.
O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be!
Let Thy goodness, like a fetter,
Bind my wandering heart to Thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it,
Seal it for Thy courts above.
If you can relate, tell us how has God been mindful of you.

2 thoughts on “Psalm 56- Believe it or not!

  1. God is so cool! Love this Lauren! I'm in all cap here too.:) Jesus is always showing up-His timing is amazing. Love that CD-what a gift that has been to us. God's Word is enough, but your sweet family singing the Scriptures, well it is just too much. 🙂 I'm not giving my CD away, but the lucky winner will be blessed. I think it is about time for another one…what do you think Lauren?? I'm getting the push to do another study…are you game??


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