Confession Time: I don’t like to be weak! I don’t like to be left in the dark in discussions because I don’t know what is going on. I don’t like stepping into a new situation and feel like all eyes are on me, sizing me up, wondering if I’m worthy to be there. I don’t like to be afraid of a work that can be challenging most of the time. I don’t like being fearful or afraid of judgy, arrogant people. I don’t like being overwhelmed with what is on my plate each week to accomplish, according to me. I don’t like for others who sit and watch, telling me what to do while I’m doing it. I don’t like being judged, labeled, and put in a box. Okay, now I’m done. I’ve laid open my life to you as a human. I need help. Where does my help come from?
Where does my strength come from? The One and Only, God the Father and Creator
Who do I look up to when I am down and out? God, my Father
Who saved me from myself and my sins? Jesus, God’s Son, according to His Plan.
Who lifts me up from pits of despair and depression? God who loves me more than I love myself.
Who picked me up and dusted me off when I fell into troubles that seemed impossible to overcome? God, again, for He is my Guardian, Healer, Protector, and Provider
Who guards me 24/7 from the enemy? God who is in front of me, beside me and in back of me.
Who gives me rest when I cannot keep my eyes open another minute? God, who never sleeps.
Who is the One we fall asleep in the lap of while talking to Him in prayer? God, and He’s okay with that for He knows our hearts.
Our “song-prayer” brings new life to our souls this morning.
Read it, and read it again.
Let it be our prayer this morning.
Then watch for God at work all day long!
Worship and Wisdom, Psalms and Proverbs
Psalm 121, The Message
1-2 I look up to the mountains;
does my strength come from mountains?
No, my strength comes from God,
who made heaven, and earth, and mountains.
3-4 He won’t let you stumble,
your Guardian God won’t fall asleep.
Not on your life! Israel’s
Guardian will never doze or sleep.
5-6 God’s your Guardian,
right at your side to protect you—
Shielding you from sunstroke,
sheltering you from moonstroke.
7-8 God guards you from every evil,
he guards your very life.
He guards you when you leave and when you return,
he guards you now, he guards you always.
TRUTH: God is my strength.
Proverb 18:10, The Message
WISDOM: “God’s name is a place of protection—good people can run there and be safe.”
I run to you this morning to be safe and sound. I stay with you because you are my blessed assurance of unconditional love, great mercy and unending grace. Where else would I go but to You? There is no place I rather be but in your arms of love. Thank you for loving me the way you do. Thank you for your Holy Presence all day long.
In Jesus Name, Amen