12/3/09

I Lift Up My Soul

To You, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
O my God, I trust in You;
Let me not be ashamed;
Let not my enemies triumph over me.
Indeed, let no one who waits on you be ashamed;
Let those be ashamed who deal treacherously without cause.
Show me Your ways, O Lord;
Teach me Your paths.
Lead me in Your truth and teach me,
For You are the God of my salvation;
On You I wait all day.
Psalm 25:1-5 NKJV

You're my place of quiet retreat;
I wait for Your Word to renew me...
I lovingly embrace everything You say.
Psalm 119:114, 119 (the message)

When life is beating hard on me; when friends disappoint; when the money just isn't there; when the tiredness never leaves; when the pain is constant - I will lift it up to the Lord.

How can those things hurt me when the Lord has my heart and soul? I am always protected. He cares about the needs of my soul. And I can lift up my needs to Him. He is my quiet retreat. Waiting is hard - but He is worth the wait. He will never make me wait too long.