Saturday, September 12, 2009

My Story In God's Psalm

[I give all the credit, God-you got me out of that mess, you didn't let my foes gloat. God, my God, I yelled for help and you put me together. God, you pulled me out of the grave, gave me another chance at life when I was down-and-out. All you saints! Sing your hearts out to God! Thank Him to His face! He gets angry once in a while, but across a lifetime there is only love. The nights of crying your eyes out give way to days of laughter. When things were going great I crowed, "I've got it made. I'm God's favorite. He made me king of the mountain." Then you looked the other way and I fell to pieces. I called out to you, God; I laid my case before you: "Can you sell me for a profit when I am dead? auction me off at a cemetery yard sale? When I'm 'dust to dust' my songs and stories of you want sell. So listen! and be kind! Help me out of this!" You did it: you changed wild lament into whirling dance; You ripped off my black mourning band and decked me with wildflowers. I'm about to burst with song; I can't keep quiet about you. God, my God, I can't thank you enough.] Psalm 30:1-12 The Message

There are no other words adequate to describe the feelings in my heart. My journey has been long and often difficult, yet my Heavenly Father has always put the pieces back together again. I can not thank Him enough. I continually stand amazed as He valiantly stands against my earthly foes, some of whom profess to be Christians.

Today, He poured out rivers of love in a barren pathway. He paved my path with peace and strength. My day was long, my body weak, my soul complete!

Soaking in HIS presence,



Warren Baldwin said...

What a wonderful psalm and comments to follow. "You changed lament to dance." I like that verse! Thanks for your comments - they almost sound like another psalm.

And thank you for the nice comments you made on my marriage article at Family Fountain.

Anonymous said...

Evening Andrea, :) Im back, had comp in shop being cleaned up :)

Love your background :)


Anonymous said...

Great post!

Being Me said...

Hi Andrea, lovely post, I'm currently in the 'wild lament' phase waiting for the 'dance'.
God Bless

Heart2Heart said...


Rest today in the assurances and peace God has graciously bestowed upon you today.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

sarah said...

this is so awesome. I can so relate. thank you and glad you are bathing in His love, His presence.

Christine said...

God is good!
Been there and came through because of His love for me (us).

the wild raspberry said...

i'm always humbled by HIS immeasurable power.
have a blessed sunday~

Nancy said...

That is quite a Psalm. I can't believe "The Message" mentioned a yard sale. I need to get a copy of that book.

How glad I am that He is seeing you through all of your difficulties. Still praying for you.

Karen said...

Wonderful Psalm of praise...and this Message version is awesome...just what I needed to read today....

Courtney said...

This is so inspirational. Thanks for sharing! Have an amazing week. Also, I love your new background!

christy rose said...

Thanks for sharing this Andrea! It is a wonderful encouragement!

koralee said...

Love your post today...all I need to get me through the week!

Just Be Real said...

This is beautiful. Psalms are always wonderful. Thank you for sharing dear one! ♥

Tea With Tiffany said...

You are precious in His sight. He loves to sing over you morning, noon and night.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Andrea,
A wonderful post! I love the Psalms and how often we can relate to David. We serve an extravagant God. Praise His name! I would be honoured if you would check out my new blog, Spirit Song at Have a lovely day.


Terry said...

dear andrea...for some reason, my computer kept closing up your blog, but i kept trying and trying and finally was able to read this.
it touches my in most soul.
it sounds just like a song of david.
Psalm 30:5
For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

this is a great post terry