READ: Psalm 57 Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, for in you I take refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed. I cry out to God Most High, to God, who vindicates me. He sends from heaven and saves me, rebuking those who hotly pursue me—God sends forth his love and his faithfulness. I am in the midst of lions; I am forced to dwell among ravenous beasts— men whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth.
They spread a net for my feet— I was bowed down in distress. They dug a pit in my path— but they have fallen into it themselves. My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.
Awake, my soul! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn. I will praise you, Lord, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples. For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth.
Today is my birthday and I thought I would share with you a song that pretty much sums up my life to this point.
I have faced things in life that were just too much to bear - I remember being full of fear when I was diagnosed with an incurable disease back in 2000. Crying out to God everyday for help as I was in too much pain to want to go on, and yet He walked with me completely through it until I was well.
In 2009 I was the caretaker of my husband who went through throat cancer and I struggled to hold things together as my sons were still small and yet God carried us through and even provided financial help to us during this time of my husband off work.
Injuries and serious illnesses with my sons. Scary times..... and yet God was my all present help, guiding me and never leaving me.
I've been left down by others, walked on, talked about, and mistreated.... BUT GOD was always there, always loving me, and always caring for me.
Sometimes I did things right and sometimes I made mistakes and I have regrets for certain things .... BUT GOD forgives and sets me back on the right path.
Today marks my 47th birthday and I thank Him for these years. Looking back He has been the one who is true and steadfast to me. Looking forward - I'm growing closer to Him and serving Him and excited about all that my future holds..... I know that God will be MY GOD through all of it.
For great is your love, higher than the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies. Psalm 108:4