Lessons from Psalms

It amazes me how reluctant we are to embrace changing rhythms…we clutch onto stanzas of our lives with desperation, usually forgetting that we hate monotones. The songs of our lives have to change – need to change – otherwise we grow stagnant, bored, deaf to His voice. And nobody likes a dead beat.

God’s updating my playlist right now, and I’m trying to accept it by dancing a little bigger, singing a little louder.

He has taught me that change is mostly about caging my fears…about locking each one up and choosing to step into all that tomorrow offers, unhindered.

Change is about being refined – admitting we are diamonds in the roughest of roughs and allowing the heat of his love to smooth our jagged corners.

Change begins with letting go; allowing the good, the bad, and the ugly to sift through our fingertips into his hands which are big enough to hold this world and our baggage…yes, every little piece of it.

If you can align yourself with the pulse of His heart and leave the worries of this life in His palms, I promise you’ll be able to wrap your head around this change thing.

And he’ll proudly call out to you, as all loving fathers do.

Don’t you feel lighter, child? I’ve seen your suitcases full of regret and grief, anticipation and disappointment, weariness and confusion. Doesn’t it feel good to lay it all at my feet?

Dance free now, daughter. Dance free now, son. Let me see you shine. Let me whisper love into the quiet spaces of your today. I satisfy the longing soul and I fill the hungry soul with good, good things.”

My heart calls back in response – Jesus you are beautiful. And that is the beginning and the end of everything. You are radiant and worthy of all honour and praise.

“But I trust in you, O Lord; I say, ‘You are my God.’ My times are in your hand….oh how abundant is your goodness which you have stored up for those who fear you and worked for those who take refuge in you…Blessed be the Lord for he has wondrously shown his steadfast love to me…Be strong and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord.” Psalm 31 (Emphasis added)

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