Bible Grief

A Psalms I Relate To – Psalms 69

I had said that I didn’t relate to the Psalms right now, because God always saved David, but thankfully this one was written by a friend and was the first one I flipped to as I sat down to work this morning.

Save me, O God,
    for the waters have come up to my neck.
I sink in the miry depths,
    where there is no foothold.
I have come into the deep waters;
    the floods engulf me.
I am worn out calling for help;
    my throat is parched.
My eyes fail,
    looking for my God.

To say I’ve been panicking and cannot breathe would be an understatement.  I’m facing challenges that I truly believe no new widow should face.

I love that this friend did not copy down the whole chapter or my mind would have wandered and become overwhelmed.

But I pray to you, Lord,
    in the time of your favor;
in your great love, O God,
    answer me with your sure salvation.

She skipped right on to verse 13, and I love the version she chose “in the acceptable time”… deliver me.

God doesn’t act on command.  He may not act today.  He may act in a way that looks like it’s too late, like he did with Lazarus.  But this will pass and I can get back to the business of mourning and healing.

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About Camila

Based in Atlanta, but from the mountains of North Carolina. New widow of a man from Iran. Mother of one precious girl. Anti-human trafficking expert. Sister to 16 siblings (Yes, some of are adopted). Daughter of God.

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