You Are My Rock & My Refuge

Today has been “one of those days” in which I realize that the world is indeed sinful and full of wickedness. Just one of those days that the enemy seemed to be around every corner antagonizing my inner peace through vile displays of the darker side of unchecked human nature. Sometimes on days like this the things we see and hear can consume our thoughts and provoke attacks of anxiety, depression or even anger. The world plants these seeds in us everyday trying to get our hearts to grow the bitterroot of hatred that turns it hard and unusable. That is why the Bible teaches us it is so important to guard our hearts and to meditate our minds on what is good. So today I turn to what I know works best against the attacks of the enemy I take all of the evils I witnessed today and place them at the Lords feet so that I do not carry them around in my thoughts or let them infect my heart….

A Psalm of Thanksgiving for God’s Justice.

For the choir director; on Muth-labben. A Psalm of David.

1I will give thanks to the LORD with all my heart;
            I will tell of all Your wonders.
      2I will be glad and exult in You;
            I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.
      3When my enemies turn back,
            They stumble and perish before You.
      4For You have maintained my just cause;
            You have sat on the throne judging righteously.
      5You have rebuked the nations, You have destroyed the wicked;
            You have blotted out their name forever and ever.
      6The enemy has come to an end in perpetual ruins,
            And You have uprooted the cities;
            The very memory of them has perished.
      7But the LORD abides forever;
            He has established His throne for judgment,
      8And He will judge the world in righteousness;
            He will execute judgment for the peoples with equity.
      9The LORD also will be a stronghold for the oppressed,
            A stronghold in times of trouble;
      10And those who know Your name will put their trust in You,
            For You, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You.
      11Sing praises to the LORD, who dwells in Zion;
            Declare among the peoples His deeds.
      12For He who requires blood remembers them;
            He does not forget the cry of the afflicted.
      13Be gracious to me, O LORD;
            See my affliction from those who hate me,
            You who lift me up from the gates of death,
      14That I may tell of all Your praises,
            That in the gates of the daughter of Zion
            I may rejoice in Your salvation.
      15The nations have sunk down in the pit which they have made;
            In the net which they hid, their own foot has been caught.
      16The LORD has made Himself known;
            He has executed judgment.
            In the work of his own hands the wicked is snared.
      17The wicked will return to Sheol,
            Even all the nations who forget God.
      18For the needy will not always be forgotten,
            Nor the hope of the afflicted perish forever.
      19Arise, O LORD, do not let man prevail;
            Let the nations be judged before You.
      20Put them in fear, O LORD;
            Let the nations know that they are but men.

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