Cry of My Heart 06/16/2020

Hello Friends,
This week we have been focusing on Psalms of trust.
At a time when the world seems to be spinning out of control, we are all looking for something solid.
Christ is for us that sure foundation.
 
Psalm 91 is a psalm of trust.  Read these words from Nan Merrill’s book, Psalms for Praying – an Invitation to Wholeness.
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Those who dwell in the shelter of 
Infinite Light,
who abide in the wings of
Infinite Love,
Will raise their voices in praise:
“My. refuge and my strength:
in You alone will I trust.”
For You deliver me from webs
of fear and illusion,
from all that separates and divides;
You protect me as an eagle shields
its young,
Your faithfulness is sure, 
like an arrow set upon the mark.
I will not fear the shadows of the night, 
nor the confusion that comes by day,
Nor the dreams that awaken me from 
sleep,
nor the daily changes that
life brings.
 
Though a thousand may deride this
radical trust,
ten thousand laugh as I seek
to do your Will,
Yet will I surrender myself to You,
abandoning myself into your Hands
without reserve.
 
For You have sent your angels to 
watch over me,
to guide me in all my ways.
On their hands, they will bear me up,
lest I dash my foot against 
a stone.
Though I walk among those who
roar like a lion,
or are as stealthy as the adder,
in your strength will I endure.
 
“Because you cleave to Me in love,
I will deliver you;
I will protect you, who
When you call to Name I will answer you;
I will be with you in times
of trouble,
I will rescue you so that 
you will know my Peace,
All through the years, will I dwell
in your heart,
as Loving Companion Presence,
forever.”
 
May you trust in God with all your heart today.
Grace and peace,
Pastor Karen Bruins