Good morning, Father.
Thank you for loving me, and thank you for being so patient and so gentle with me, especially while my Little Ones have been so close to the surface lately, dealing with the latest wave of healing. Father, help me to not be deceived or distracted by my internal state of affairs. Help me to have the discernment to know when you are working on me and I need to lay aside my work, and when the enemy is just trying to manipulate me to steal my fruit. Let me work as unto YOU, for your glory and to be pleasing and fruitful for YOU. Thank you, Father!
Psalm 18:1-19 ERV
To the director: A song of David, the LORD’S servant. He sang this song to the LORD when the LORD saved him from Saul and all his other enemies. I love you, LORD! You are my strength.
The LORD is my Rock, my fortress, my place of safety. He is my God, the Rock I run to for protection. He is my shield; by his power I am saved. He is my hiding place high in the hills.
I called to the LORD for help, and he saved me from my enemies! He is worthy of my praise!
Death had its ropes wrapped around me. A deadly flood was carrying me away.
The ropes of the grave wrapped around me. Death set its trap right there in front of me.
In my trouble I called to the LORD. Yes, I cried out to my God for help. There in his temple he heard my voice. He heard my cry for help.
The earth shook and shivered. The foundations of the mountains trembled. They shook because he was angry.
Smoke came from his nose. Burning flames came from his mouth. Red-hot coals fell from him.
He tore open the sky and came down! He stood on a thick, dark cloud.
He flew across the sky, riding on a Cherub angel racing on the wings of the wind.
He wrapped himself in darkness that covered him like a tent. He was hidden by dark clouds heavy with water.
Out of the brightness before him, hail broke through the clouds with flashes of lightning.
The LORD thundered from the sky; God Most High let his voice be heard.
He scattered his enemies with his arrows– the lightning bolts that threw them into confusion.
LORD, you shouted your command, and a powerful wind began to blow. Then the bottom of the sea could be seen, and the earth’s foundations were uncovered.
He reached down from above and grabbed me. He pulled me from the deep water.
He saved me from my powerful enemies, who hated me. They were too strong for me, so he saved me.
They attacked me in my time of trouble, but the LORD was there to support me.
He was pleased with me, so he rescued me. He took me to a safe place.
Lord, I thank you for rescuing me when I was a young child, not giving me more than I could bear, and keeping me supple and forgiving, rather than hard and vengeful. Thank you for bringing me to your safe place, and giving me a chance to be pleasing to you. Heal my heart and mind, Oh Lord, and make me whole. Continue your work in me, bringing me ever closer to whatever plans you have for me here on this Earth. Lead on, Shepherd! 😀