An Unexpected Psalm

Good morning and good blessings to you. This morning’s piece is a bit unusual for me. The opening line has been harping away inside my mind since Sunday morning before I went to church. This morning, it was hammering away again. At first, I thought, “This isn’t how I start my devos…” But it was so insistent.

So, I started with that line and then it just flowed… took less than half the time it usually takes. I hope you find something in it that is a blessing to you or someone you know. At the least, I hope you find it worth your time!

Good to you,
Doc

I will worship you, O Lord;
I will lift up my heart and be glad in your presence.
I will exalt your name;
I will magnify the name of the Almighty.

For you have lifted me up
from the midst of despair.
You have given me hope and strength
in the midst of dust and drought.

In the midst of strife and turmoil
you have given me peace.
You have released my spirit
from the bonds of darkness and despair.

You have set my feet upon the path
that you have chosen.
You have turned my face toward the east
and given me purpose and desire.

You have made firm what was weak;
you have given strength for each day.
You have given me vision in the midst of darkness
and settled my heart to serve you.

When I was in the midst of darkness,
you shone the light of your love in my heart.
When I was in the midst of depression,
you turned my mind toward hope.

My mind is at peace
and my heart is settled
because you have given me hope and strength,
because you have settled my heart to serve you.

Therefore, I will worship you, O Lord;
I will lift up my heart and be glad in your presence.
I will exalt your name;
I will magnify the name of the Almighty.

H. Arnett
4/26/16

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About Doc Arnett

Native of southwestern Kentucky currently living in Blair, Kansas, with my wife of twenty-five years, Randa. We have, between us, eight children and twenty-one grandkids. We enjoy singing, worship, remodeling and travel.
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