Psalm 5, 38, 41, and 42

Psalm 5.  I hung on every word, and as much as I picture David as he feels this Psalm, what a reminder and a model for us to bring our troubles before the Lord.  I may not be guilty of bringing my stuff to facebook to complain but I am guilty of bringing it to my friends and not the Lord.   Beautiful Psalm…I am hoping someone cut and pastes their favorite part and put it in comments.

Psalm 38.  Do you remember I spoke about the penitential psalms?  This is one of them.  Maybe take a minute and search your heart for a sin that you know you committed BUT rationalized it.  That is not repentance.  Actually seeing the sin through God’s eyes, and hating the sin so much that if you could go back in time you would do it differently.

For I am about to fall,
    and my pain is ever with me.
I confess my iniquity;
    I am troubled by my sin

Psalm 41-Once again I am drawn to the overwhelming sadness David feels regarding “words” “slander” “lies” “speaking falsely”.  I can relate.  I know most of you don’t know me but my outward and inward don’t match.  I appear thick-skinned, confident, strong.  It could not be further from the truth.  “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me” is a lie!!!!

Psalm 42- Yikes this was a memory recall for me.  When major events in the world would happen: Oklahoma City Bombing, 9/11 attack….etc. A phrase that would come out of my mouth as a non-believer was “Where is your God now?”  To think I made someone feel like David did breaks my heart now.