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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.


2 comments:

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!