Here’s another installment in the Psalms from a Woman’s Heart series. I often read the Psalms and make them my own prayers. It has been a moving practice for me. Enjoy. Write your own! And share with me if you will. Grace and Peace, Sarah
The Lord reigns,
God, you have it all together and under control.
He is clothed with majesty;
Your inward control even shows itself outwardly. You are perfectly put together.
The Lord is robed in majesty
The Lord is clothed!! That is an accomplishment in itself for me somedays!
He has girded himself with strength.
What is that I hear? He has girded himself?! I don’t have to clothe him or take care of him. No searching for lost socks, or ironing shirts. I have a relationship with someone who doesn’t need me. I don’t have to take care of him…at all!! And even more, He can take care of me!
Surely the world is established, so that it can not be moved.
My world oh Lord, seems to be rocking and shaking. Can it be so? Are you sure Lord, is the world firm?
Your throne was established long ago;
Yes, you know Lord, you made this world so long ago. You are so much greater than the forces that move us here.
You are from all eternity.
You have seen all these seasons, many times over. What I feel as an earthquake in my world is a mere flutter in yours. You see to the other side of this season, you see the peace that comes.
The floods have lifted up, O Lord,
But here and now, my anxiety arises and threatens to drown me, O Lord,
The floods have lifted up their voice;
The laundry/dishes/backed up emails/overdue library books, take your pick, they are all crying out;
The floods lift up their waves.
All that needs to be done is about to overtake me.
The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters,
than all the worries on my mind,
than the mighty waves of the sea.
they will not overtake me.
Your testimonies are very sure;
You have promised to be with me in everything. You have proven yourself to me time and time again. I know I can trust you to be with me even now.
Holiness adorns your house,
As you are with me, in my house, make it holy – set apart – for you. Bring peace in it. Even when it seems like a stable, I know you can dwell – even there.
Oh Lord, forever.