From the feast to the faint-heart- Psalm 61

Psalm 61
For the director of music. With stringed instruments. Of David.

1 Hear my cry, O God;
       listen to my prayer.

2 From the ends of the earth I call to you,
       I call as my heart grows faint;
       lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

3 For you have been my refuge,
       a strong tower against the foe.

4 I long to dwell in your tent forever
       and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.

5 For you have heard my vows, O God;
       you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name.

6 Increase the days of the king’s life,
       his years for many generations.

7 May he be enthroned in God’s presence forever;
       appoint your love and faithfulness to protect him.

8 Then will I ever sing praise to your name
       and fulfill my vows day after day.

I had the feast in the presence today.  I’d been planning it all last week- making up recipes when I couldn’t find one- tasting, testing and creating wonderful foods.

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I didn’t invite enemies.  I don’t know my enemies that well.  I don’t know my enemies at all, really.  So, I invited friends who were happy to come and eat and discuss and share in the meal.

But doesn’t David remind you of yourself?  I do this all the time- waiver between a place of confidence and faith and a heart that grows faint.  One moment I’m really trusting and secure and the next doubt sets in and suddenly the world is a fearful place.

And then I call out for assurance and prolonged protection.  Preserve me, Oh LORD!  And then I will sing praise to your name.

I am of the tribe of Wishy- Washies.

7 thoughts on “From the feast to the faint-heart- Psalm 61

  1. I had a great time today. It is a blessing when we all get together and talk about Godly things. The feast was wonderful.

  2. This sounds like the perfect way to spend a day. And I am also like David…reminding myself of what I believe, even as I doubt…

  3. One of my favorite psalms, and certainly one that points right at my heart, too. Loving the meaning-infused picture and the ideas that accompany the fellowship of the meal. Thanks for sharing, Heidi.

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