O God, you are my God, I seek you,
my soul thirsts for you;
my flesh faints for you,
as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
2 So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary,
beholding your power and glory.
3 Because your steadfast love is better than life,
my lips will praise you.
4 So I will bless you as long as I live;
I will lift up my hands and call on your name.
5 My soul is satisfied as with a rich feast,
and my mouth praises you with joyful lips
6 when I think of you on my bed,
and meditate on you in the watches of the night;
7 for you have been my help,
and in the shadow of your wings I sing for joy.
8 My soul clings to you;
your right hand upholds me.
Hello Dear Friends,
These past several weeks have been a whirlwind of events, both good and not so good, ranging from grief to joy and all degrees of emotion in between. At this point I am not ready to share all of the “Wow’s” experienced since July 5th. I do want to tell you today how much I missed the Lord in this time of transition and how His Word sustained me. There is great wisdom in time spent with the Lord daily, in feeding our souls with spiritual nourishment and storing His wisdom and love there.
From July 5 through August 9 my life was not my own and multiple events dictated where I was to be and what I was to do. Emotional, physical, and intellectual energy was required at maximum capacity and rest came only at night when I passed out from exhaustion only to wake the next morning at full throttle once again. One night, about two weeks into this fast and furious routine, I opened my eyes after falling into bed and realized just how much I missed the Lord and I told Him so right out loud in that bedroom in the dark. I also told Him that I was so sorry that I had not been able to sit with Him in such a long time but was extremely grateful for all of the time we have been together in the past and thanked Him for helping me store up for “such a time as this.”
The Lord and I have a relationship. He is not a historical figure to me or a god that is distant and cold. “He walks with me and He talks with me,” as it says in that wonderful old hymn. And because we have a relationship that we work on and build upon daily, it is possible to feel Him near in those desert times. My soul did thirst for the Lord, but I had a storehouse to draw upon and be refreshed. Many rough days were experienced from July 5 through Aug 9 and some days I was brought to tears but I always felt the Lord’s comfort and reassurance; I never felt as though I was alone. I knew He was right beside me each step of the way making decisions with me and giving me wisdom when I had nothing left.
Sit with the Lord now. Store up now. No one knows what tomorrow may bring.