I was exhausted in every way. For days my time had been so fragmented, the demands almost more than I could meet. My time of private devotion to spiritual matters had been affected by a divided mind. For this, guilt was taking its toll. But faithfulness is always a winner. As usual, I went into my study early that morning. Mentally harassed, soul hungry, emotions disturbed, spiritually desperate, physically tired but willfully determined, I reached for my Bible and the comfort and consolation of David’s Psalms.
The worlds like ripples of living water cascaded over my being. Tears of sweet release followed them, dripping from my chin. Praise rose up and burst from my soul and mouth taking with it all the negatives. I was positively reaffirmed in His steadfast love for me. I remembered the surety of the words, “Through patience and comfort of the scriptures we might have hope.”
If the pace and pressures of your life have left you drained, as I was that morning, drink from the refreshing well in Psalms 103 – specifically and especially verses 8-14:
The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.
He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.
For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.