The Psalms

Have you ever read the Psalms of the Old Testament? If you haven’t you should.  They are filled with many inspirational verses, and at the same time they contain the prayers and the frustrations of an honest man named David.  Now David was a king and a good one at that, who made the following statement,

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in Spirit.” (Psalm 34:18)

Within this passage David is trying to convey that God is not simply in the room with us when we are experiencing the pain within our own lives, he is right next to us seeking to reach out and save us from our present dilemma. Finally, this passage takes about those who are crushed in spirit.

Many of us throughout this deployment have felt pain, and the weight of the world upon their shoulders, but few are willing to admit it.  This is a problem for many of us…..we aren’t willing to admit that we are broken…we aren’t willing to admit that we have tanked or lost control of our lives.  The key at these junctures in our lives, when we realize we need to be fixed, is to allow God to take the reins and lead us.

Therefore, in the midst of deployment, I urge you to allow God to take control of your life.  I encourage you to read the Psalms written by an honest man, learn from his mistakes, and at the same time glean from his knowledge. 

Have a Blessed Week Lucky 11!

In Your Service Chaps Myers

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