Daily Archives: April 16, 2008

Psalm 138

A portion of this Psalm was part of the reading in my daily devotional time today. 

Psalm 138
A psalm of David.

1 I give you thanks, O Lord, with all my heart;
      I will sing your praises before the gods.
2 I bow before your holy Temple as I worship.
      I praise your name for your unfailing love and faithfulness;
   for your promises are backed
      by all the honor of your name.
3 As soon as I pray, you answer me;
      you encourage me by giving me strength.

4 Every king in all the earth will thank you, Lord,
      for all of them will hear your words.
5 Yes, they will sing about the Lord’s ways,
      for the glory of the Lord is very great.
6 Though the Lord is great, he cares for the humble,
      but he keeps his distance from the proud.

7 Though I am surrounded by troubles,
      you will protect me from the anger of my enemies.
   You reach out your hand,
      and the power of your right hand saves me.
8 The Lord will work out his plans for my life—
      for your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever.
      Don’t abandon me, for you made me.

Parts of the Psalm stuck in my mind – "your promises are backed by all the honor of your name"  And I call on this promise in these days as friends struggle through some really tough issues.

Then the last bit, "The Lord will work out his plans for my life—
      for your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever."  really seems right for me at this time.  It is hard to be hoping for changes, not having them realized, waiting to see what is the next step for me. 

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