Thursday, July 18, 2013

Psalm for Days that Suck

Okay- I don't use the word 'suck' a lot.  For me, it is a bit too far into vulagarity for my personal taste.  Most of you know that the word is used these days to describe something that is 'objectionable'- like having a bad day.

Truly, there are some days that just suck; especially if you are a Lymie, there can be a lot of days like that! 

Today I read Psalm 117 titled 'A Psalm of Praise'.  Maybe for you it seems strange for me to call it a 'Psalm for Days that Suck'- but over these years of battle, I've come to the realization that those kinds of days are the perfect days in which to give praise.

Just as we see from the Psalmist in Psalm 73, as he begins with lament- there is a point at which the 'day turns around' (vs 17) - it is when he enters the King's sanctuary, and turns his lament into praise.

Want to turn your day around?  You can start with a sacrifice of praise.  (Ps 27:6; Hebrews 13:15)
When it's a bad day, we have little energy-  Psalm 117 is a good passage to which we can turn.  It is only 2 verses long:

Psalme 117

1 Praise the LORD, all nations;
Laud Him, all people!

2 For His lovingkindness is great toward us,
And the truth of the LORD is everlasing. 
Praise the LORD!

Laud means to 'highly praise', particulary in public.  Maybe your 'public' today is to be a person of praise in view of your family.  Not a phony praise- but heartfelt and true praise.  

But, you may ask- 'what in the world do I have to give praise about!?'  Well Dear One- perhaps not a lot right now 'in this world'-  but we have much to praise in the LORD-  for Who He IS, for What He has done, what He is doing.... Meditate on these things- and there is much to praise Him for~

My prayer for you today- is that today will become a day of praise for you- that it may turn from a day that sucks, to a day filled with His Sonshine.   Perhaps all the Lyme symptoms won't change today- but your burden will lighten- as you will be giving the LORD and open inviation to meet with you. 


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