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“I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.” Psalm 27:13

on May 27, 2011

I went “there.” Have you ever done that? Gone “there?” To that place where you allow fear and uncertainty to rule your thoughts, rather than truth and light?

It can be pretty easy to do. I was taking an inventory of the past few months and quickly started sliding down into that pit:
• Two, yes two, job losses. Essentially accounting for 80% of our family’s income.
• A flood inside the house that caused tremendous damage and months of repairs.
• Health issues.
• Big deal problems at school for the kids.
• Household things breaking and needing immediate, costly repairs.
• Rejections in the job hunt.

When I look at it in a list, it can begin to seem a little overwhelming. The challenge can seem too great to battle through.

Well, in my own strength, it is. As I was muddling around in my pit of “woe is me,” the Lord pressed into my heart, Psalm 65. Curious, I went seeking. It is a psalm of thanks. A perfect reminder of all the abundant blessings that God has generously provided.

He was removing my blinders and letting me see that all of these things are nothing when compared to His love and power. I had fallen into the trap of trying to do it all myself and He lovingly drew my perspective back to Him.

Today, I read Psalm 27 in quiet time. Like a post script in a letter, verse 13 captured my gaze. David’s confidence in the Lord allowed him to proclaim that even in the midst of a deep trial, he knew the Lord would see Him through. I needed to remember that as well.

I beat myself up a little because lately I haven’t spent the amount of time in prayer and Bible study that I would like. When I walked outside this morning thinking about this, the sun was breaking through the branches of a neighbor’s tree. Like warm, gentle hands on my face, the sunshine took hold. I knew I was in the presence of my Lord.

He loves us so much. He is right there in the middle of every trial and we are not supposed to face it alone. Turn to Him and let him in. It will make all the difference.

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3 responses to ““I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.” Psalm 27:13

  1. Mel says:

    This is what i needed to hear right now. I know God's got things in control but I keep finding myself worrying about our future and the changes that may be coming. I am praying for your job situation. Blessings,MelPlease feel free to stop by: Trailing After God

  2. Lovely post and so true. I share that same ability to get down on myself and look and the negative. I call it my pity party! Only reading His word and focusing on Jesus gets me out of it. I too will pray for your job situation – I'm adding it to my prayer list. Would be great to know when God answers this prayer. God blessTracy

  3. God’s timing is perfect! Always. You wrote this in May, but I needed it today. This is the first time I have even seen your blog and I just stumbled upon it because I love this scripture and googled it. I needed something a little extra from Him and you just hit me upside the head with a HUGE revelation. Little things can make big impacts. Thank you for writing. Thank you for sharing your part of God with me (He’s way to big for us individually to get all of Him. Lol.) Keep ‘em coming, Girl!In His Love,Rebecca

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