Some mornings I awake with scripture on my mind. Sometimes I understand what prompts the words, while other times, it just may be that I need to restore the words to my soul.
Whatever the case, I'm always grateful. This morning the the 27th Psalm has inspired my thoughts...
Psalm 27 for today....
The Lord is my light. When darkness seeks to bring doubt, and fear begins to enter my thoughts, the Lord seems to give me direction, making my GPS seem secondary to where my spirit is being carried.
Even when it seemed as if my vulnerability to a problem might cause me to fail, the Lord prevailed!
Even when I found myself being attacked on social media because I wrote the words that were on my heart, I will not be discouraged because it was You, Lord that placed them there.
One thing that I will always seek, is peace, love and joy, for those are the things that provide a place in my heart of beauty and comfort.
Because I know the world I live in is not perfect, and that I must struggle with the decisions of others, I will not be moved, because my faith in You is built upon granite!
I will lift up my eyes, and see the world around me, and sing a tune as I walk, that will cause me to smile, and for You to even find Yourself humming with me!
Sometimes you may hear me ask "Why?" when encountering situations that cause me to stop and become silent. When that happens, if you could whisper, "It will be okay," I will understand.
When I see my reflection, I will look and discover Your face in mine.
Surround me with Your presence and with those who are truly my friends, because when others know you around me, it is so much easier to know You are there!
Because I know of Your presence, I will NEVER be alone!
The lessons I have learned while growing up, will continue to keep me from harm.
And as I walk, I will be aware that there will be those who may want me to stumble, because there are simply those in this world who wait for those who follow You to struggle.
I love it that You provide grace and forgiveness when I asked for them!
I'm grateful for today! Already I am happy because I have begun the day, before anything else, being present with YOU! Amen!
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2017
Rev. G. Todd Williams is the author of the book, "Remember Me When..." and is a former hospice chaplain and pastor.