August 27, 2012
My emotions have really been getting the best of me lately. So I opened to the Psalms to see what God had to say to me tonight.
Psalm 13:2-4 “How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and every day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me? Look on me and answer, O Lord my God. Give light to my eyes or I will sleep in death; my enemy will say ‘I have overcome him’ and my foes will rejoice when I fall. But I trust in Your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in Your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, for He has been good to me.”
I have been wrestling with my thoughts. And I have had unexplained sorrow in my heart. I think it is from being so short on time. But that is no excuse. I have so much to rejoice about. I am blessed! I am going home! I should be filled with joy not sorrow!
The Lord has been so good to me. And while I do praise Him for His goodness every day, this praise has not been staying on my lips the whole day. I get weary.
But I am committing to take my joy back right now! The devil stole it! But I want it back! I have 3 weeks left and that doesn’t change who I am. So why am I letting my countenance fall?
“The joy of the Lord is my strength!” (Neh. 8:10)