Psalm 19 reflections. Verses 7-11

Psalm 19: 7-11(NLT):  The instructions of the Lord are perfect, reviving the soul.  The decrees of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. 

The commandments of the Lord are right, bringing joy to the heart.  The commands of the Lord are clear, giving insight for living. 

Reverence for the Lord is pure, lasting forever.  The laws of the Lord are true; each one is fair. 

They are more desirable than gold, even the finest gold.  They are sweeter than honey, even honey dripping from the comb.

They are a warning to your servant, a great reward for those who obey them.


Reflections:  the idea of having my soul revived was and still is very appealing to say the least.  The first few months after Drey died I thought I was going to die.  Literally.  I didn’t think it was physically possible to carry the heaviness.  God carried me in ways I’ll never know this side of heaven.  Not only did I FEEL Him at times – there were times I FELT when people were praying for me – but I also knew there was simply no other explanation for how I was still breathing.  It was entirely God’s doing.  I realize I’m typing in past tense… it “was” God’s doing that I could continue breathing.  So what about now?  Am I now strong enough that I’m saying, “I got this now, God.  I’m good.  Thanks for your help”?  Gross.  I pray that God would keep me weak because his grace is all I need.  

Plumb’s song, “Need You Now”  God thank you for keeping me breathing.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s