Monday, January 3, 2011

Big shoulders

Psalms 55
16 I call to God;
God will help me.
17 At dusk, dawn, and noon I sigh
deep sighs — he hears, he rescues.
18 My life is well and whole, secure
in the middle of danger

Even while thousands
are lined up against me.
19 God hears it all, and from his judge's bench
puts them in their place.
But, set in their ways, they won't change;
they pay him no mind.

22 Pile your troubles on God's shoulders —
he'll carry your load,
he'll help you out.
He'll never let good people
topple into ruin
23 But you, God, will throw the others
into a muddy bog,
Cut the lifespan of assassins
and traitors in half.

And I trust in you.

Sometimes it seems like everything can fall apart in an instant.  Disease, death, financial problems all follow us.  Even in our high tech modern medical society, processes fail, promises broken.  But God never does.  This Psalm is so encouraging.  We are told to "pile your troubles" on God's shoulders they are incredibly big.   He's available 24x7.  Every day, every night.  And He doesn't transfer your call to an answering machine!  Nor does He speak a language you can't understand.  This amazes me about God, He actually wants us to let out our frustrations to Him.  He's pleased when we are humble enough to admit our fears.  You would think the Almighty would say, "Talk to the hand.  The ears aren't listening."  But He doesn't, He hears each word.

1 Peter 5:6-7
6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, 7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.