Sunday, April 11, 2010

Psalm 86

i still have to go back & do my Easter/birthday post. and i will as soon as i find my camera cord. ugh.

but i am meditating on this passage tonight. i have had a rough week. i've been impatient, selfish, frustrated, irritated, exhausted & weary. i don't know why. i think its just a combination of Jovie having so much trouble with acid reflux & Jack just running around like crazy. my children are a joy & a blessing. and i have been frustrated with my job as their mom. i just feel like i keep falling short. i desperately need the Lord for grace as their mommy. the Lord gave me this chapter in Psalms tonight & i am so thankful. His word is refreshing & sufficient. Help me, Lord, to be your hands & feet to my children. give me grace, patience & love to serve them in a way that is honoring to you.

Psalm 86
"Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me,
for i am poor and needy,
preserve my life, for i am godly;
save your servant, who trusts in you---you are my God.
Be gracious to me, O Lord,
for to you, do i cry all the day.
Gladden the soul of your servant,
for to you, O Lord, do i lift up my soul.
For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving,
abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.
Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer;
listen to my plea for grace.
In the day of my trouble i call upon you,
for you answer me.

there is none like you among the gods, O Lord,
nor are there any works like yours,
all the nations you have made shall come,
and worship before you, O Lord,
and shall glorify your name.
for you are great and do wondrous things;
you alone are God.
teach me your way, O Lord,
that i may walk in your truth;
unite my heart to fear your name.
i give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart,
and i will glorify your name forever.
for great is your steadfast love toward me;
you have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.

O God, insolent men have risen up against me;
a band of ruthless men seeks my life,
and they do not set you before them.
but you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.
turn to me and be gracious to me;
give your strength to your servant,
and save the son of your maidservant.
show me a sign of your favor,
that those who hate me may see and be put to shame
because you, Lord, have helped me and comforted me.


Audra Laney said...

One of my very favorite parts of the Bible. I read this passage often. I pray the Lord gives you all you've asked for. You are a great mommy. :)

Kacie said...

You are a wonderful mommy. We all have times when we feel like we're falling short. I feel like I lack in the patience area a lot! We're ALL learning and adjusting to a new life each time a new little one comes into the family. God understands! He is a loving God!