Monday, November 30, 2009

He is my GOD!




















"A white-tailed deer drinks from the creek; I want to drink God, deep draughts of God. I'm thirsty for God-alive. I wonder, "Will I ever make it~ arrive and drink in God's presence!" I'm on a diet of tears~ tears for breakfast, tears for supper. All day long people knock at my door, Petering, "Where is this God of yours?" These are the things I go over and over, emptying out the pockets of my life. I was always at the head of the worshiping crowd, right out in front, Leading them all, eager to arrive and worship, shouting praises, singing thanksgiving~ celebrating, all of us, God's feast! Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul? Why are you crying the blues? Fix my eyes on God~ soon I'll be praising again. He puts a smile on my face. He's my God. When my soul is in the dumps, I rehearse everything I know of you, From Jordan depths to Hermon heights, including Mount Mizar. Chaos calls to chaos, to the tune of whitewater rapids. Your breaking surf, your thundering breakers crash and crush me. Then God promises to love me all day, sing songs all through the night! My life is God's prayer. Sometimes I ask God, my rock-solid God, "why did you let me down? why am I walking around in tears, harassed by enemies?" They're out for the kill, these tormentors with their obscenities, Taunting day after day, "where is this God of yours?" Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul? why are you crying the blues? Fix my eyes on GOD~ soon I'll be praising again. He puts a smile on my face. He's my God." Psalm 42 The Message

Today, this psalm says it all. No matter what happens in life, "HE IS MY GOD."

Blessed to be HIS,

Andrea

39 comments:

Shirley said...

Indeed, He is!

Wylie said...

Amen... and I will drink until my soul is satisfied by the balm. God is good ALWAYS!
Wylie

He & Me + 3 said...

Amen to that. No matter WHAT...HE WILL ALWAYS BE GOD!

christy rose said...

Amen!!!! No matter what, He is my God!

Loren said...

Andrea,

AMEN AND AMEN!!

NO MATTER WHAT!!!!! HE IS GOOD, HE IS MY GOD, HE IS THE LIFTER OF MY HEAD :)

Love and Blessings my friend!!

Silver said...
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Silver said...

Thanks ..it's good to be reminded of the goodness of God and only in Him, we are complete. Thks for your gentle and loving reminder once again.

love and hugs,
~Silver

RCUBEs said...

Amen! There is no other! The only way, the truth and the life! Glory be to God! What a beautiful reminder as we start this week, to be comforted that our thirst are quenched by His love! Have a great day sister and may the Lord bless you and keep you. Love you in Christ.

Diane said...

I think a lot of us are going through the teary place right now, but God is great and greatly to be praised.

I am a novice to WordPress so I can't help you with why you have "too many", but I do have three ways to follow so maybe if one doesn't work for you, another one will. Let me know how it turns out. :O)

E @ Scottsville said...

Isn't it great to know He is unchanging, always there, and never failing? Amen again and again!

Being Me said...

Amen. A wonderful Counselor who's always there reaching out to us.
BM

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

Thank you so much for commenting and your advice! What age was your son when you done this? Emma is 3 on Dec 19th. She just seems to sleep and want me! It is hard.
Love Collette x

~*Michelle*~ said...

AMEN AMEN AMEN (and some Holy *high fives* thrown in too!)

Oh, Andrea.....thank you for inviting me to read this beautiful passage.....what a blessing!!

Laura said...

That is powerful! Amen! Blessing, Andrea.

COUNTRY MOM said...

Andrea, You are such a blessing. Thank You as always for your great post... Glory to God. Many Blessings and Prayers.

Tracy said...

I adore the way the Message reads for this passage. Thanks for posting it.

My heart overflows with gratitude that the Great Creator of the Universe is my God.

Holly said...

You are so right....................When we have no other to turn to.... Who puts the joy back in to our soul...
Our precious Lord!

So great is his love for us! Surpasses my understanding for sure.....

Edie said...

Amen to that! He is my God yesterday, today, and always!

Thanks for letting me know about Beth's daughter. I have made a prayer button for her. Beth is the one who got me started offering prayer buttons when she requested one for Alleluiabelle's husband.

Love you!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Amen again! He is God, and He is a good God! Whether in the valley or on the mountain top, He is God! Praise His wonderful name!

Blessings,
Sandi

Jackie said...

Andrea
This Psalm just blesses and encourages my heart! There is no one like our God!!

Sweet Blessings!
Jackie

Auntie Cake said...

How true! We are so lucky that we have such a great God to lead us.
Kate

Joyce said...

We often have deer in our yard (just this weekend in fact) and whenever I see them there I always think of Psalm 42...'as the deer pants for the water so my soul longs after You.' It's one of my favorites and I love the little reminder that comes with the deer.

Lucy Pevensie said...

That's a beautiful deer ... He FINDS multitudinous ways to encourage me and help me keep on keeping on.

Terri Tiffany said...

AMEN! your words encourage me as always. He is my God no matter what the world brings on.

Wanda's Wings said...

I need HIS touch today.

Karen said...

Amen...I have never read the Message version of this scripture before...it sheds a whole new light on parts of it...love your ending...no matter what...He is God...MY God...YOUR God...every child of His can proclaim this with joy and confidence!

Deidra said...

There is none like Him...

Be blessed!

~ Being Woven said...

"Fix my eyes on GOD~ soon I'll be praising again. He puts a smile on my face. He's my God." He is indeed! Fixing my eyes on GOD when that seems like the last thing I want to do, the hardest thing to do at times of torment, moments like those ... yet that is what I must! He is my God and worthy, oh, so worthy of praise.
with love and care, ~ linda

Denise said...

Amen.

Beautiful Mess said...

Amen!!

Just Be Real said...

Amen, would not have it any other way~

sarah said...

'joy comes in the morning' Andrea. Hold on. Hold on to Him....He will never let you down. I'm praying with you - for Him to touch you in a special way...to touch you with the power of His gentleness. There is a battle going on, a spiritual battle...the enemey wants you discouraged. Hold on....'joy comes in the morning.' You are totally special to me. Sarah

Sanctified Together said...

This is beautiful writing!

Pet said...

Thank You for that.

Nancy said...

Wow! The Message has such power and presence. You truly feel David's dilema. How great is our God to save and deliver.

Heckety said...

Not only are the Psalms a present help, but they also remind us that there is nowhere we can go where God has not already been with His people.

Miti said...

I second that Andrea!!!

HeartsMakeFamilies said...

Once again you know just what to write about to make me sit down and think. Blessings

Goose Hill Farm said...

YOU ARE MY KING, HEAVENLY FATHER!

Wherever I go, PTL, You are ALWAYS with me!

Jumping up with a "Heavenly High Five" on this one, Andrea!

Blessings~
Laura