Sunday, April 1, 2012

Hold Fast

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say to the Lord, "My refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.
Because he holds fast to Me in love, I will deliver him;
I will protect him, because he knows My name.
When he calls to Me, I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will rescue him and honor him.
Psalm 91

Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations.
So teach us to number our days
that we may get a heart of wisdom.
Satisfy us in the morning with Your steadfast love,
that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
Psalm 90

The weekend was full and amazing.  A new car, ballet performances, Spring break, friends, sisters and lunches...  It is so easy for my weak, feeble mind to become distracted from the Lord in the midst of excitement and the whirlwind of busy.

But it is in the shelter of the Most High that I choose to dwell, in His presence.  Lord, You have been my dwelling place, and I choose to continue to abide with You.  You hold me fast in love, and I trust You to deliver me.  I have watched You deliver me and my loved ones from myriads of troubles.  But even if You didn't, even if someday in Your wisdom You choose to allow serious trouble to befall me, I will continue to trust You.  I will hold fast to You in love in good times and in bad because it is You that I want, more than anything this world offers.

Teach me to number my days.  When life begins to spin fast and I lose my bearings for a time, bring me back to center.  Satisfy me in the morning with your steadfast love.  And I will hold fast to You.