En Gedi: Finding rest in the wilderness!

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-Thirsting For God In Trouble Times!

Posted by Scott on August 21, 2007

“Each day the Lord pours his unfailing love upon me, and through each night I sing His songs, praying to God who gives me life.”        Psalm 42:8  (NLT)

Looking through several translations of this one verse gives a clear picture that our God loves us and pours out His love upon us especially in times of trial.  The hard thing for us to experience is embracing that love to a greater depth…a depth that can feel God’s breath on our neck when we think He is not there, a depth of love that can see the sparkling rays of God’s eyes as He watches over us and the depth of love that quinches our thirst from His well of life as we think we are about to die.  We all say that we know He loves us, but do we really seek out that kind of love from God on a daily basis.  As David was going through extremely rough periods of time in his life he always seemed to have a song in his heart about the Lord’s unfailing love.  It was as though he and our Lord were face to face, breath to breath, and eye to eye, with God’s large hand on David’s shoulders.  What a relationship, huh!

God is the life giver for each us.  Through financially troubling times, He feeds us and clothes us.  During health issues, He is the one who holds us up and gets us through each day.  When our enemies charge after us, He is the one that holds the shield up before us to block their vicious blows.  When it comes time to die, He is the one that will be lifting us into heaven and welcoming us on the other side.  So, no matter what the trouble is, God’s unfailing love surrounds us and will pierce through us to depths of our heart we did not know we had.

When going to sleep at night think about God’s love and any way that He may have shown that love throughout the day and thank Him for that.  First thing in the morning, begin by thanking God for another day and for a love that will surround you all day long.  Wouldn’t you like to throw off the “churchy” way that we experience God?  The kind of relationship that can rest in God’s arm and experience the breath, the eyes, and the life that God  can give is the one I want to have…how ’bout you?

Scott Bailey (c) 2007

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