I read this amazing scripture in Psalm 119:73-74 You made me, you created me. Now give me the sense to follow your commands. May all who fear you find in me a cause for joy, for I have put my hope in your word . I know it isn’t quite New Year’s Eve and the resolutions which we try to make and follow, but I think this going to be mine this year.
I am sitting here with a horrible cold, sneezing and blowing my nose. It is not a pretty picture. But reading this simple scripture brought not only peace but perspective. A great reminder that I was made by Him and for Him. I love this prayer–now give me the sense to follow your commands!
The struggle is following those commands with joy and faith–knowing that they will lead to helping others find in me a cause for joy. I don’t feel very “followable” today–but that doesn’t mean that I cannot become an influencer for our Lord. I am so grateful that He understands my body as well as my soul. I am grateful that He understands and gives me the “sense” to rest when I need it. That is part of His commands. That is part of following Him. He made my body to heal with rest, He made my soul so that it can be restored, and He made my spirit to heal when I am overwhelmed. As we walk through this life–no matter what our season contains we can trust Him. As I am recovering, I am praying for two friends whose parents were unexpectedly taken to the hospital–God knows them and their needs. Another friend is watching their children struggle with their marriage–and yet God is helping them walk through those concerns.
Father, thank you for giving me your “sense”–your wisdom and your commands. I choose to trust your word in every area of my life. You are good.