Praying the Psalms Project

Psalm 11 – Praying the Psalms Project

Many days I wonder if justice will ever come.  I wonder if God sees.  I am reminded today that His Light illuminates the darkness, showing all things.  Even what is hidden in our hearts.

 

Psalm 11

For the director of music. Of David.

In the Lord I take refuge.
    How then can you say to me:
    “Flee like a bird to your mountain.
For look, the wicked bend their bows;
    they set their arrows against the strings
to shoot from the shadows
    at the upright in heart.
When the foundations are being destroyed,
    what can the righteous do?”

The Lord is in his holy temple;
    the Lord is on his heavenly throne.
He observes everyone on earth;
    his eyes examine them.
The Lord examines the righteous,
    but the wicked, those who love violence,
    he hates with a passion.
On the wicked he will rain
    fiery coals and burning sulfur;
    a scorching wind will be their lot.

For the Lord is righteous,
    he loves justice;
    the upright will see his face.

Psalm 11

As you pray along today, I encourage you.  Pray out loud.  

Hearing your own voice

Declare the very Word of God

Is a powerful thing

Father, How often I am tempted  to run to a safe place each time adversity comes my way. 

I thank you that I don’t have to run far –

You are my refuge – my safe place- my mighty mountain 

I am reminded that, even today, the wicked have their arrows pointed at those who are upright in heart. 

When the ground underneath me is quaking – Where should I go?  What should I do? 

You Lord, are holy, You sit upon Your Holy Throne. 

You are not far – You see every person on this earth – Your eyes examine us all. 

You see the ones in right standing with You. 

You see the wicked, the ones who love violence.  For those you have a hateful passion. 

On the wicked, You will rain coals of fire and burning sulfur.  Their reward will be a scorching wind. 

You are righteous, Lord.  You love Justice 

Those who are upright in their hearts, one day we will see You face to face.  – Amen

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