Friday, August 10, 2007

No matter what

I need a word of encouragement today and I looked to the Scriptures. I sometimes feel that the Psalms is somehow situated in the middle of the bible for a reason. When we are down at heart, and wanting to draw ourselves close to God through his word, open up the bible and you will surely set your eyes on a psalm.

The psalm I read this morning is a long one – Psalm 37. I dwelt on verse 3 to 8, summarized, paraphrased and appropriated:

Trust in the Lord and do good,
even though you think it won’t make a difference.
Be at rest where you are now and be faithful,
even though you think you deserve something better.
Delight in the Lord and he will satisfy your heart’s desires.
Commit your ways to the Lord, trust in him and he will act,
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him.

Imperatives piling on top of imperatives. This is a strict call for us to trust in him no matter what, no matter what others say, no matter what life has in a platter for us, no matter how happy or sad or indifferent we feel, no matter what.

Picture by Geo Okretic


  1. Truly, truly this is what it's all about!

  2. Truly, truly this is what it's all about!

  3. What a nice paraphrase of these verses. I've been gone for awhile with the internet probs, and I'm so glad to be back to read this.