Psalm 5, 38, 41, and 42

Psalm 5. Is it just me or does it feel like you are in a “busy season”?  Guess what…we are always in a busy season.  But this verse stood out to me:

In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice;
    in the morning I lay my requests before you
    and wait expectantly.

So if I text someone, I wait expectantly for those little bubbles on my phone telling me that they are writing back.  I WAIT EXPECTANTLY.  Do you do that with God?  Did you open your Bible this morning KNOWING the moment you opened it, you should have seen the “little bubbles”.

Beautiful Psalm…I am hoping someone cut and pastes their favorite part and puts it in comments.

Psalm 38.  Do you remember I spoke about the penitential psalms?  This is one of them.  Maybe take a minute and search your heart for a sin that you know you committed BUT rationalized it.  That is not repentance.  Actually seeing the sin through God’s eyes, and hating the sin so much that if you could go back in time you would do it differently.

For I am about to fall,
    and my pain is ever with me.
I confess my iniquity;
    I am troubled by my sin

Psalm 41-Once again I am drawn to the overwhelming sadness David feels regarding “words” “slander” “lies” “speaking falsely”.  I can relate.  I know most of you don’t know me but my outward and inward don’t match.  I appear thick-skinned, confident, strong.  It could not be further from the truth.  Lacey said the other day: “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me” is a lie!!!!  Hashtag true story!

Psalm 42- Close your eyes (after you click play).  Take 5 minutes.