So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31

Monday, March 19, 2012

Psalm 25; a plea for guidance and mercy, a hope and peace in Him :)

Psalm 25

To you, O Lord I lift up my soul;
in You I trust O my God.
Do not let me be put to shame,
nor let my enemies triumph over me.

No one whose hope is in you will ever be put to shame
but they will be put to shame who are treacherous without excuse.

Show me your ways O Lord,
teach me your paths;
guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are God my savior,
and my hope is in you all day long.

Remember, O Lord, your great mercy and love,
for they are from of old.

Remember not the sins of my youth
and my rebellious ways;
according to Your love remember me,
for You are good, O Lord.

Good and upright is the Lord;
therefore He instructs sinners in His ways.

He guides the humble in what is right
and teaches them His way.

All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful
for those who keep the demands of His covenant.

For the sake of Your name, O Lord,
forgive me, though my iniquity is great.

Who then, is the man that fears the Lord?
He will instruct him in the way chosen for him.

He will spend his days in prosperity,
and his descendants will inherit the land.

The Lord confides in those who fear Him;
He makes His covenant known to them.

My eyes are ever on the Lord,
for only He will release my feet from the snare.

Turn to me and be gracious to me,
for I am lonely and afflicted.

The troubles of my heart have multiplied,
free me from my anguish.

Look upon my affliction and distress
and take away all my sins.

See how my enemies have increased
and how fiercely they hate me!

Guard my life and rescue me;
let me not be put to shame,
for I take refuge in You.

May integrity and uprightness protect me,
because my hope is in You.

Redeem Israel, O God,
from all their troubles!

Wow. There is so much good stuff in there I don't even know where to begin. I think I might will take a couple days and go more into depth as to what this Psalm means to me and the things God has shown me through it. For a little back story, I stumbled upon this Psalm in 10th or 11th grade and it became the cry of my heart for guidance, especially with college looming in the near future. Now, a year after I've graduated high school, I've rediscovered it, and it has become my plea and peace as I look forward to my uncertain future. I thank God for the grace and forgiveness He's given me for past sins (and will continue to give me ;) and the hope I have in the fact that He is holding my heart and will instruct me step by step. Day after day our God is faithful <3

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