Thursday, July 9, 2009

Forsake Me Not, O Lord....

In times of trouble or difficulties we seem to cry out to the Lord and ask and even need his help. I was reading Psalms 38 today, and was pondering on it. I ran across this Psalm in a reference to something else I was reading.

I know the chapter is about when we sin and there is really no pleasure to our sin. Sin takes us farther than we want to go and does more damage to us than we intended, and many times we did not mean for sin of any kind to take a hold of us the way it did. It is kinda like a slippery slop into a pit and before we know it we are in the midst of the pit all dirty and grimy and don't know our way out. I know this Psalm is talking about our GUILT and how we feel about ourselves when we sin and about our restoration with God.

But the verse that stood out to me was in verse 21
Forsake me not, O Lord: O my God, be not far from me.

I don't know about you but I don't want God far from me, I want to have short accounts with Him, and I want Him near me and I want to feel His presence all round me always. When tough days come my way and they do and will, Job tells us that, I don't want to have to clean up before I can go to God. I want and need direct access to Him instantly to pour out my heart to HIM.

Until We Post Again,


Jamie Lynn said...

I don't want him far from me either. It's scary even thinking about what it'd be like.