He keeps his promises

Psalm 119: 153-155

Look upon my suffering and deliver me, for I have not forgotten your law.  Defend my cause and redeem me; preserve my life according to your promise.  Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek your decrees. NIV

It’s been a year.

When I was a kid, a year seemed like forever.  Now the years seem to fly by.

My father’s explained it to me this way: time passes more quickly because my brain measures time in relation to its own awareness.  1/6 is a much larger number than 1 divided by my current age.

It’s been a year since my dear friend entered heaven.

In many ways, it seems she has been gone a long time.  In others, it seems like yesterday that we were pouring over Psalm 119, entreating God to allow her more time here with her precious children.  Even as I begged God to extend her life, I knew that whatever happened, these verses were completely true.  He might choose to “save” her by allowing her stay here on earth, but, His perfect salvation would be realized upon her departure.

I think that this chapter will always be a comfort to me.  No matter what worries I have faced or I will face, I can go to my Heavenly Father and quote verses 153 and 154, “Take a good look at my trouble and help me  — I haven’t forgotten your revelation.  Take my side and get me out of this; give me back my life, just as you promised.” MSG

That’s what I’ll think about today.


Filed under Old Testament, Psalms, Trust

3 responses to “He keeps his promises

  1. thinking of you… hugs, Cj

  2. We preach and teach healing so easily, but the reality of the journey you shared with your friend, its pain, its joy, its times of peace and of fear, is so helpful to others as they walk a similar road.
    Thank you for inviting us into this day.

  3. Lorna Soderberg

    You are in my prayers today – and always. Love you.

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