” Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me, for in you my soul takes refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed. 2 I cry out to God Most High, to God, who fulfills [his purpose] for me. 3 He sends from heaven and saves me, rebuking those who hotly pursue me; “Selah” God sends his love and his faithfulness. 4 I am in the midst of lions; I lie among ravenous beasts– men whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords. 5 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth. 6 They spread a net for my feet— I was bowed down in distress. They dug a pit in my path– but they have fallen into it themselves. “Selah” 7 My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music. 8 Awake, my soul! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn. 9 I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples. 10 For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies. 11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth.”
When difficult times are upon us, we have legitimate choices to make. The choice to follow after our extremely influential feelings, our logic, opinions of others, etc. We also have a slightly narrower path that the scripture above refers to. It involves taking refuge in the shadow of His wings. I know this sounds crazy, especially when it doesn’t involve doing anything remotely practical to the crisis, but I did say the narrower path! Imagine for a moment those wings covering you, embracing you, shielding you and ultimately protecting you from the harm on the other side. That is exactly what God is demonstrating here. Yes, there is a disaster, and yes, there is a place of refuge I have provided for you to wait upon My salvation, he declares over you today! He goes on to instruct us to not only hide out in that place, but to AWAKEN ourselves and praise Him while we await His mercy.
CHOOSE to believe with me today that God is for you and that His mercy is big enough to cover all of our disasters and use this time as an opportunity to AWAKEN parts of yourself deadened by the world…..sing songs to Him (yes, even if the only song you know is Jesus Loves Me!) Open your mouth and sing it like you mean it! Because, He does!!! Let’s choose life today my friends, together!