This morning Macy went to Preschool so I had some time to sit at my piano. I was praying and singing again for those of you who are desperate for God to do a miracle in the life of your family. These are the verses that came to my mind as I sang.
The LORD is my light and my salvation
whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life
of whom shall I be afraid?
When the wicked advance against me
to devour me,
it is my enemies and my foes
who will stumble and fall.
Though an army besiege me,
my heart will not fear;
though war break out against me,
even then I will be confident.
One thing I ask from the LORD,
this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD
all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the LORD
and to seek him in his temple.
For in the day of trouble
he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent
and set me high upon a rock.
Then my head will be exalted
above the enemies who surround me;
at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make music to the LORD.
Hear my voice when I call, LORD;
be merciful to me and answer me.
My heart says of you, “Seek his face!”
Your face, LORD, I will seek.
Do not hide your face from me,
do not turn your servant away in anger;
you have been my helper.
Do not reject me or forsake me,
God my Savior.
Though my father and mother forsake me,
the LORD will receive me.
Teach me your way, LORD;
lead me in a straight path
because of my oppressors.
Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes,
for false witnesses rise up against me,
spouting malicious accusations.
I remain confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the LORD
in the land of the living.
Wait for the LORD;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the LORD.
The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD
I pray God gives you patience to wait on Him and trust that He is working behind the scenes for you.
Something God taught me years before that helped me continue to believe for my marriage.
When I was single I often times had a crush on a different guy every two to three weeks. It can be very distracting and frustrating! One Sunday I was ready for church sitting on my couch in the living room waiting to leave. I had gotten ready early and was feeling pretty cute for my latest ‘crush’. The Lord spoke to my heart and said, If you get a guy by looking good you will have to look good the rest of your life to keep him and that is impossible! If you get a guy by saying the right thing you will have to say the right thing all the time to keep him. That too is impossible! But if you get a guy by loving me all you have to do the rest of your life to keep him is love me.
In those very difficult and dark days I would remind the Lord what He had spoken to me so many years prior. Long before I knew I would marry Darin. I would tell the Lord, you said If I loved you…so I’m going to love you! I can do that!