Friday, May 29, 2015

Psalm 61:2-4

 Psalm 61:2-4
"Hear my cry, O God;
 Give heed to my prayer.
 From the end of the earth I call to You when my heart is faint;
 Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
 For You have been a refuge for me,
 A tower of strength against the enemy.
 Let me dwell in Your tent forever;
 Let me take refuge in the shelter of Your wings."

I've kept coming back to this Psalm over and over the last couple of months while doing my devotions and it's quickly becoming one of my favorites. 

Sometimes in our pain or despair, He seems so far away and we wonder where He is. 

When I read this Psalm, I grasp that David is feeling like he's far away from God as well . That he feels like he's calling from the "end of the earth".  As far away as he could possibly be.

I can see the the reaching out of our hands, asking God to lead us, and then when we are near to him, just wanting to curl up and take refuge.  Refuge from the fears, worries and burdens of this world. 

It doesn't need to just be in the big battles of life, where we run to His for refuge.  Sometimes, it's in the quiet moments as well, where our hearts are faint and we're just a bit tired.

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