By day the Lord directs his love, at night his song is with me-a prayer to the God of my life.
The Lord is for me.
The Lord is on my side.
The Lord watches over me.
The Lord rejoices over me with singing.
The Lord will never leave me or forsake me.
I am reminding myself of very basic truths that seem to be lost on days when I feel a "cloud" overhead. I think I had a bit of a virus the past few days. Headache, bodyaches...and I kept having to fight off a gloominess or a fearful feeling. Alot of times when that happens I feel guilty. Or I feel like I am a victim of the feelings. Yesterday, I prayed. I recalled that the Lord remembers that I am dust and can't overcome without Him, so I prayed. I asked Him to give me freedom from the feelings.
He did. He encouraged me. Today I am feeling free. It helps that the sun is out and it is warmer outside. I think the long winters in Wisconsin can feed into a feeling of gloominess. But I know I am supposed to rejoice in the Lord always. And every day is one He has made. Oh that I could remember to look above the clouds on those days to see the faithfulness of the Sonshine...
Another reminder of my humanity. My need for Jesus. I am so grateful for His mercy. His grace. His loving-kindness. I am so thankful for His word recording the prayers of His servants in Psalms. That I know I am not alone in this struggle.
Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. Psalm 42: 5,6a