Well, I just had a mini, Monday meltdown…
I made the mistake
of hurrying into my day…
and I got off onto the wrong foot.
Ran right into overwhelm,
annnddd… I had to hit a bit of a wall
before I snapped out of it enough
to stop where I was headed.
I am now sitting at my dining room table,
in the morning light,
having coffee with Jesus. ☕️💖☀️
And He has this way of soothing my soul,
when things are suddenly spinning out of control.
Oh, my soul!
But isn’t it amazing…
how God can use
even mistakes like these
to show me more
Thank You, Lord.
I’ll hang onto You,
and together we’ll face the day.
“For my soul is full of troubles…”—Psalm 88:3
“A Song of Ascents.
In my trouble I cried to the Lord,
And He answered me.”—Psalm 120:1
“O Lord, be gracious to us; we have waited for You.
Be their strength every morning,
Our salvation also in the time of distress.”—Isaiah 25:4
God, I love the way
that You can redeem
—the troubles that I face…
to create a story with You
that is beautiful.
And I learn to know You more
…I have experienced You more. ✨
Psalm 103 (The Message)
1-2 “O my soul, bless God.
From head to toe, I’ll bless his holy name!
O my soul, bless God,
don’t forget a single blessing!
3-5 He forgives your sins—every one.
He heals your diseases—every one.
He redeems you from hell—saves your life!
He crowns you with love and mercy—a paradise crown.
He wraps you in goodness—beauty eternal.
He renews your youth—you’re always young in his presence.
6-18 God makes everything come out right;
he puts victims back on their feet.
He showed Moses how he went about his work,
opened up his plans to all Israel.
God is sheer mercy and grace;
not easily angered, he’s rich in love.
He doesn’t endlessly nag and scold,
nor hold grudges forever.
He doesn’t treat us as our sins deserve,
nor pay us back in full for our wrongs.
As high as heaven is over the earth,
so strong is his love to those who fear him.
And as far as sunrise is from sunset,
he has separated us from our sins.
As parents feel for their children,
God feels for those who fear him.
He knows us inside and out,
keeps in mind that we’re made of mud.
Men and women don’t live very long;
like wildflowers they spring up and blossom,
But a storm snuffs them out just as quickly,
leaving nothing to show they were here.
God’s love, though, is ever and always,
eternally present to all who fear him,
Making everything right for them and their children
as they follow his Covenant ways
and remember to do whatever he said.
19-22 God has set his throne in heaven;
he rules over us all. He’s the King!
So bless God, you angels,
ready and able to fly at his bidding,
quick to hear and do what he says.
Bless God, all you armies of angels,
alert to respond to whatever he wills.
Bless God, all creatures, wherever you are—
everything and everyone made by God.
And you, O my soul, bless God!”
Thank You, Father. 💝