Saturday, December 18, 2010

Praying the Psalms- Psalm 49

Jenny has begun a journey of praying her way through the Psalms that I have decided to join. Each weekend, we will pray through one psalm and post our prayer and/or meditations on that psalm as the Lord leads. Check out her journey and join us in Praying the Psalms.

Psalm 49
"People, despite their wealth, do not endure;
 they are like the beasts that perish.  This is the fate of those who
trust in themselves, and of their followers, who approve their sayings."  Psalm 49: 12-13
 "But God will redeem me from the realm of the dead; he will surely take me to himself."  Psalm 49: 15
I am blessed to have a good friend who keeps telling me to trust God.  When my mind is swirling about a decision to be made.  When I say I am knee deep in research.  When I lament that I am not sure about the choice we made.  When I think, maybe this would be better or that would be more profitable.  She looks into my eyes and says, "Trust God.  I'm praying for your trust in God to grow deeper."  And I know she's right.  I know she advises me from the other side of pain, confusion and despair.  So I receive it.  

Lord, as I ponder and research and plan, let it be all through You.  Give us Your wisdom and Your peace.  Help me to remember that there will never be a perfect answer in this imperfect world.  Help us to find Your answer to our questions and to rest peacefully in it, knowing that we are in Your will.  Let me be like a tree who is planted by streams of water.  In Jesus' name, amen.


Andrea said...


Jenny said...

You ar a blessed woman to have such a friend...and she is equally friendship in the Lord!!


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