May 11, 2021
Today, in God’s Lavish Mercy, we pray with Psalm 138, a prayer of tender, personal thanksgiving for deliverance.
The psalmist has had a tough experience:
On the day I cried out, you answered;Psalm 138:3
you strengthened my spirit.
We can all relate to days like this. Maybe it’s not today, but sometime in our lives we’ve just cried out to God for help. And God has responded, perhaps not with the specific answer we prayed for, but with even more – the strength to find God’s Name and Promise hidden in our experience:
Because of your kindness and your truth,Psalm 138:2-3
you have made great above all things
your name and your promise.
When I called, you answered me;
you built up strength within me.
Today might be a good day to gratefully remember those experiences in our prayer, or to bring our present need before our God who is always faithful:
Your right hand saves me.Psalm 138:7-8
What God has begun on me, God will complete;
your kindness, O LORD, endures forever;
forsake not the work of your hands.
Poetry: Psalm 138 – transliteration by Christine Robinson
I give thanks to you, O God, with my whole heart.
Wherever I find you, I sing your praise.
I notice nature’s intricacy,
I ponder your stirrings in my heart.
I see your Way lure the world
towards peace, justice, and love.
You care for the lowly
You keep me safe when I walk through troubles and turmoil.
I live your Way, for your love endures forever.
Music: With All My Heart – sung by Nancy Sebastian Meyer