Happy New Year! Here’s hoping 2011 brings blessings galore! It’s Word Wednesday and part 4 of our look at the Psalms. I’ve got to tell you, I’m loving this Wednesday thing. Hearing what y’all have to say (in comments on the blog and off) really makes my day. And looking deeper at what God has said to me in His words reminds me how personal He really is. It’s so awesome! This week, Psalms 90-106 are on the calendar. Y’all ready?
Psalm 94:19 (NAS)–When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, your consolations delights my soul.
Okay, let me ask you something. How often do you get something in your head and let it start spinning like cotton candy? One little thought crystallizes and forms until there’s a mass of tangled sticky goo in your head that you just can’t get away from. Worries, fears, whatever… They obsess you until you figure out they’re whirling around in the back of your mind, even when the front of your mind is doing other things. And before long, they outgrow the back of your mind and take over the front, so whatever is “bothering you” is all you can think about.
Or is that just me?
Isn’t it amazing how often we forget to give it to God? What would happen if, when that first little sugar crystal of worry stuck to our thoughts, we took it to God? What if we let Him console us right from the start instead of getting in so deep it’s impossible to think of anything else? Hm. That’s a lesson I wish I could remember. It seems I let the noise in my head get quite loud sometimes. It’s been known to drown out my writing, drown out my prayers, drown out God’s answers, and drown out my joy. The first little niggling thought needs to go straight to God. He’s the master at consoling. Shouldn’t we let Him?
Okay, folks. Skip on down to the comments and share what God spoke to you this week. Oh, and I noticed Part 5 was exceptionally long, so I’ve decided to split it into Part 5a (Psalms 107-127) and Part 5b (108-150). Next week is Part 5a. Looking forward to hearing what you have to say!