245 – ‘Tis the Season to
December 24, 1986 – Christmas Eve Day
The pressures of a messy unorganized house, Christmas errands yet to do, a few more cards to write, bows to tie on the tree, excited children—all with colds, 3 with varying stages of flu—a husband out of work (on his 3rd day of fasting and prayer). We still have no vehicle of our own, but Praise God, the Greenman’s car is ‘ours’ till Sunday. Christmas dinner plans had to be cancelled because of our flu and theirs, but a turkey and all the trimmings were given to us by the local churches! AND we have a smoked turkey sent from California by Connie and Jerry!
With all of this—I guess I ‘deserve’ to be ‘under the circumstances.’ (that was my flesh!!)
BUT a desperate cry to my Lord in the shower, prayers from Dan, and—I can see clearly again, and HEAR what You have to say to me!
I will encourage myself in the Lord as Dan is doing, with psalms.
Selected verses from Psalms:
Oh taste and see that the Lord is GOOD; blessed is the man who TRUSTS in Him! 34:8
The EYES of the Lord are on the righteous, and His EARS are open to their cry. 34:15
The GOODNESS of God endures CONTINUALLY. 52:1b
I will praise Your name, O Lord, for it is GOOD.
For He has DELIVERED me out of all trouble. 54:6b, 7a
Whenever I am afraid, I will TRUST in You. In God (I WILL PRAISE HIS WORD), In God I have put my TRUST; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me? 56:3-4
Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me! For my soul TRUSTS in You; and in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge, until these CALAMITIES have passed by. 57:1