Today I read Psalm 25. It is a beautiful Psalm. Perfect for those days you just don't know what to pray or even how to think. Psalm 103 is a good one too. Here's the first five verses from it:
"Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And all that is within me, bless His holy name.
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget none of His benefits;
Who pardons all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases;
Who redeems your life from the pit,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion;
Who satisfies your years with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle."
Contrary to the title of this post, I am not "perfectly" anything. But my blog is called "Perfectly Blunt" and so there you go. I feel blunt today, blunt as in I will tell you like it is. I'm feeling empty, confused, lost kind of. I'm not really lost but I feel like I'm in an elevator that has stopped between floors and I cannot get out. I have to wait until the maintenance man shows up to get it working again. But this maintenance man is taking a very long lunch -- maybe his wife is having a baby or maybe he's not feeling well or maybe he is taking a long nap after working all night. I have no idea. But I sure wish he would get this moving so I can get out.
That's why I've just been reading Psalms this morning. They are written from the heart, from the root of emotions. I can't even tell you what my emotions are right now. I don't know. I am lost inside them.
Being a Believer doesn't mean you have all the answers or you always feel great or you are always are confident inside. Being a Believer doesn't mean your days will be confusion-free or pain-free or problem-free. I do think being a Believer does guarantee the possibility of peace no matter what if we accept it.
Jesus says in John 14:27 (NLT), "I am leaving you with a gift--peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don't be troubled or afraid."
Believers always have that peace whenever they want it no matter what is going on in or around them.
I love this painting. It is called "Father and Son."
See! My brain is scattered and confused. Why am I showing you a cow and a painting in the middle of this perfectly blunt post? My mind can't keep on track today. Somehow it is all related inside this 5'4" 125 pound cavern!
No matter what it will all be fine. God is here no matter how I feel. My feelings have no bearing on God's faithfulness. My state of mind has nothing to do with Who God is, Who God always is. He is always always always and eternally Faithful and Loving and Compassionate and Full of Joy. What a Glorious God we serve!
So, when I feel like this I can just rest in Him, fall on Him and let Him be My Anchor and My Source of Strength.