Bought by the Blood

January 12, 2009

Psalm 61

Filed under: Love of God,Psalms,trials,Trusting God,Uncategorized — cubsfan1980 @ 2:53 am
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A truth I have been meditating on this year is God as my refuge.  This is a theme that is found in Psalm 61 and the basis of today’s poem. I love the picture of God being a refuge and strong tower.  I can do nothing to keep myself safe, but run to Him.  I am not promised ease, but I am promised a hiding place to find solace and rest.  Nothing this is because I’ve earned it or deserved it, but because God has reached down to me and adopted me as His child.  I can do nothing to merit this relationship, but it’s all of grace.

Hear my cry, O God,
listen to my prayer;
2 from the end of the earth I call to you
when my heart is faint.
Lead me to the rock
that is higher than I,
3 for you have been my refuge,
a strong tower against the enemy.

(Psalm 61:1-3)

Psalm 61

When my heart is faint and weary,
I cry to you, my God, my hope.
Whether I am in the midst of life or the quiet
I am assured you hear my call for help.

You are so far above the earth,
But you reach down to aid me
And take me to the rock that is my hiding place,
My shelter and comfort where your spirit reminds me of truth.

In times of trouble you are my refuge.
Inside your strong tower no harm can come to me.
I will not retaliate against my enemy,
You will vindicate and protect me,
By your steadfast love and watchfulness I am kept safe.

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