It is so timely for me to revisit this one as we sit just days away from the inauguration of a new president in our country. We pray it will be the peaceful transfer of power we have seen so many times, but the tumultuous climate in our nation haunts and nags.
We continue to face big, hard issues with impossibly difficult decisions. I pray our new administration will be drawn to seek wisdom from the LORD and granted the courage to follow where He leads.
In the continued uncertainty of the world around me, it is a HUGE comfort to remember to Whom I belong. “Remember Whose you are” remains His steady whisper. In the bigger picture there never has been and never will be transfer of power or authority. Our GOD is sovereign. He reigns supreme. He is eternally unchanging, trustworthy, and faithful. Whatever tomorrow holds, I am His servant and He will guide me through.
from July 2020:
We read this psalm as a family last night at the dinner table, and together drank in these words that echo many of our thoughts through this long, extraordinary, pandemic season.
As the days and weeks stretch indefinitely, we grow weary of life feeling anything but “normal” and we wonder if we can weather one more disappointing or frightening news report. This is exactly when we need a fresh reminder of our GOD’s unfailing love and His firm foundation on which we can stand!
When preparing for the hurricanes that brushed our shores in recent years, I have sensed His whisper to steady me, “remember Whose you are.” I hear that same thought echoed in David’s closing refrain, “I am Your servant.” Knowing we are His quiets our anxious moments! I hope today’s breakfast psalm brings you fresh hope today too!
𝐏𝐒𝐀𝐋𝐌 𝟏𝟒𝟑 (a psalm of David)
𝘏𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘮𝘺 𝘱𝘳𝘢𝘺𝘦𝘳, 𝘖 𝘓𝘖𝘙𝘋.
𝘓𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘺 𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘢.
𝘈𝘯𝘴𝘸𝘦𝘳 𝘮𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘧𝘢𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘧𝘶𝘭 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘦𝘰𝘶𝘴.
𝘐 𝘢𝘮 𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘩𝘰𝘱𝘦;
𝘐 𝘢𝘮 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘭𝘺𝘻𝘦𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘧𝘦𝘢𝘳.
𝘐 𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘭𝘥.
𝘐 𝘱𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘴
𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘬 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘥𝘰𝘯𝘦.
𝘐 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘵 𝘮𝘺 𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘪𝘯 𝘱𝘳𝘢𝘺𝘦𝘳.
𝘐 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘴 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘯.
𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘤𝘬𝘭𝘺, 𝘓𝘖𝘙𝘋, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘴𝘸𝘦𝘳 𝘮𝘦,
𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘮𝘺 𝘥𝘦𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘥𝘦𝘦𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘴.
𝘋𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘯 𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘮𝘦, 𝘰𝘳 𝘐 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘥𝘪𝘦.
𝘓𝘦𝘵 𝘮𝘦 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘶𝘯𝘧𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨,
𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘐 𝘢𝘮 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘠𝘰𝘶.
𝘚𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘮𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘬,
𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘐 𝘨𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘮𝘺𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧 𝘵𝘰 𝘠𝘰𝘶.
𝘙𝘦𝘴𝘤𝘶𝘦 𝘮𝘦, 𝘓𝘖𝘙𝘋;
𝘐 𝘳𝘶𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘮𝘦.
𝘛𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘰 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭,
𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘮𝘺 𝘎𝘰𝘥.
𝘔𝘢𝘺 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴 𝘚𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘵 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘮𝘦
𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘰𝘯 𝘢 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘮 𝘧𝘰𝘰𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨.
𝘍𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘨𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘯𝘢𝘮𝘦, 𝘖 𝘓𝘖𝘙𝘋,
𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘦 𝘮𝘺 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦.
𝘉𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘧𝘢𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴,
𝘣𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘦 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴.
𝘐𝘯 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘶𝘯𝘧𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦,
𝘴𝘪𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘮𝘺 𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘦𝘴
𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘺 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘮𝘺 𝘧𝘰𝘦𝘴,
𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐈 𝐚𝐦 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐚𝐧𝐭.