Monday, May 11, 2009

Rescue Me From Me

"I said to myself, 'I will watch what I do and not sin in what I say. I will hold my tongue'...But as I stood there in silence - not even speaking of good things - the turmoil within me grew worse. The more I thought about it, the hotter I got, igniting a fire of words..." Psalm 39:1-3

God's Word is so personal! I have to admit to almost laughing out loud as I read the verses above this morning. If any of you who read this blog are also Facebook friends with me, you'll know that just two weeks ago my FB status read, "Joy is getting lots of practice holding her tongue!!!" And, as recently as two days ago I wrote, "Joy is about to blow a gasket!" So, do you see the humour...and the irony?

Unfortunately, there are times when a volcano of fiery words errupts, spewing anger, confusion and disappointment. Thankfully it usually only lasts seconds. Emotions can place us on the verge of exploding, as pressure builds to an uncontrollable measure.

So, how did David handle this dilemma? He asks for a new perspective.

"'LORD, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered - how fleeting my life is. You have made my life no longer than the width of my hand. My entire lifetime is just a moment to you; at best, each of us is but a breath.' We are merely moving shadows, and all our busy rushing ends in nothing...Rescue me from my rebellion." Psalm 39:4-6,8

In the scheme of things, how important is the situation that has my feelings raging? Even if I am justified in my reaction, is my response really worth it? I say with David, rescue me from me.

I know I've posted this song before, but it was playing when I got in the car this morning. Let's make every moment count friends. No regrets regrets.

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1 comment:

Angie said...

Oh Joy...that was an incredible video! Thank you for posting! I needed that reminder---as we all do---that we have one shot at living our lives pleasing to HIM---and loving those in our lives!

What a post!

Thank you for participating in the Mother's Day meme---I read your mother's day post and LOVED it! I tried to comment---but lost the connection..then when I opened it back up I popped over here! I love this blog too!