It is cloudy and foggy outside and I am feeling very melancholy today. My heart is heavy and this constant battle with my own selfish flesh is wearing on me. I need my Comforter, my Hiding Place; to lift my heart up to my Savior and find His peace and rest. It is days like this that I doubt and question and find myself leaning on my feelings and not truth. Psalms 8:

1O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.
2Out of the mouth of babies and infants,
you have established strength because of your foes,
to still the enemy and the avenger.

3When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
4what is man that you are mindful of him,
and the son of man that you care for him?

5Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beingsb
and crowned him with glory and honor.
6You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;
you have put all things under his feet,
7all sheep and oxen,
and also the beasts of the field,
8the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea,
whatever passes along the paths of the seas.

9O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!


When the Israelites found themselves surrounded by serpents in the dessert they had to keep their eyes focused on the cross raised in the center of camp to live. Jesus used that reference with His disciples when He told them of events to come.  The picture of that story reminds me that focusing on my Savior, simply keeping my eyes on Him changes the direction of my thoughts. The Lord is my Fortress, my Rock, and my High Tower, He is worthy of all praise and honor! I am a child of the King, beloved, “whom shall I fear” and just that easy I am drinking from the fountain. Today I will remember whose child I am and as He lifts up my face I will straighten my crown and move forward. “The joy of the Lord is my strength”.

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