A New Psalm

Wait?
What?
Could it be true? Did he really say that?
Did our Pastor  just give us homework?  How dare he! 🙂 
But he most certainly did just that… On Sunday he asked us to write our own PSALM!

Oh, wait… I totally like “homework”, cuz it challenges me & helps me apply the truth!

The following did not start out as the “assigned Psalm,” it was just a few lines of praise that I started writing in my journal after reading the WORD and talking with Jesus. But then… more came.

 

My Own Psalm

Lord God, You speak to Your people, to me.
You see me where I am and understand the mess I often find myself in.

You help me look up, to see You,
to see Your face, to hear Your voice,
to know You are there.

Yes, You see where I am, but you don’t leave me there,
neither do You shake your head in disgust.
My cries for help make Your heart leap.
My prayers of submission cause You to rejoice.

Then You swoop down into my mess and
surround me with Your powerful but tender hands,
walking me through the hardship.

All the while You’re changing things –
not always the situation at first,
but I can count on You to change my heart-
the heart & attitude of me, Your child.

Hey everyone who is called by His name,
praise the Lord God!
He alone hears us and is able to manage our lives
according to His purpose.

Yes, please speak Your purpose to me, Lord,
for You hear me and see me.

I love you, Lord Jesus!

 

Some other people have linked up their Psalms, too. Click here to read them.

 

7 thoughts on “A New Psalm

  1. I love how you address “everyone who is called by his name” at the end. What a beautiful psalm. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Thank you for always bringing my focus back to being a daughter of God! I am so thankful for your perspective and encouragement.

  3. I love it! A REAL word being expressed from a woman after God’s own heart. Once again, thx for the inspiration of pursuing the desires of His heart and not our own. Luv ya

  4. Thank you for sharing this, Netta! I’m so often encouraged by your relationship with Jesus, and how you remind me of the value that God sees in us, even when we aren’t getting things perfect!
    I love you!!

  5. I love it! I like the part of the “powerful but tender hands”! It is so awesome how awesome our God is and how gracious He is even though we don’t deserve it. Thanks Netta!

  6. All the while You’re changing things –
    not always the situation at first,
    but I can count on You to change my heart-
    the heart & attitude of me, Your child.

    So often it is my heart and attitude that need to change, not my situation or circumstance. Thanks for the reminder!

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