The Word

Today is one of those days where the list of things to do before a virtual conference begins wants to stall me. Some of them are things I’m catching up on, and will have to be put aside again for awhile, but I wanted to at least share some of God’s Word this morning.

So many times when I’ve been troubled, a Psalm has been a soothing salve to my soul. When pressure to produce in limited time has battered me, I’ve learned to take the time to pause, find a Psalm to ease away the pressure, let the words envelop me, spend time thanking the Lord for His mercy, grace, and love, and then face whatever it is that presents the pressure.

Psalm 125 was my psalm for the morning as I prepare for my day. It speaks more than I ever could. I pray it ministers to you today as well.

Psalm 125 A song of ascents.

Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion,
    which cannot be shaken but endures forever.
As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
    so the Lord surrounds his people
    both now and forevermore.

The scepter of the wicked will not remain
    over the land allotted to the righteous,
for then the righteous might use
    their hands to do evil.

Lord, do good to those who are good,
    to those who are upright in heart.
But those who turn to crooked ways
    the Lord will banish with the evildoers.

Peace be on Israel.

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