PSALMS 39 / BLOG

“I said to myself, “I will watch what I do and not sin in what I say. I will hold my tongue when the ungodly are around me.” But as I stood there in silence— not even speaking of good things— the turmoil within me grew worse. The more I thought about it, the hotter I got, igniting a fire of words: “Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered— how fleeting my life is. You have made my life no longer than the width of my hand. My entire lifetime is just a moment to you; at best, each of us is but a breath.” Interlude We are merely moving shadows, and all our busy rushing ends in nothing. We heap up wealth, not knowing who will spend it. And so, Lord, where do I put my hope? My only hope is in you. Rescue me from my rebellion. Do not let fools mock me. I am silent before you; I won’t say a word, for my punishment is from you. But please stop striking me! I am exhausted by the blows from your hand. When you discipline us for our sins, you consume like a moth what is precious to us. Each of us is but a breath. Interlude Hear my prayer, O Lord! Listen to my cries for help! Don’t ignore my tears. For I am your guest— a traveler passing through, as my ancestors were before me. Leave me alone so I can smile again before I am gone and exist no more.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭39:1-13‬ ‭NLT‬‬

In this passage we learn more about our finite perspective on life. We’re called to live in an infinite perspective looking at the world how God does. Our life is only a moment to God and our struggles fleeting. Although God always provides our struggles and our passion tend to get the best of us. They overwhelm us and we forget about God and his perspective. That he is here with us in our problems. Our thoughts should be on God asking how he views this situation. Our time is brief tho painful at times, but this is not our home and expecting it be only brings more pain. Our home is with God and right now we are waiting. We trust God and we know he promises, that we will be saved. Now we live everyday growing in the outworking of that worldview or sanctification.

This post first appeared on my personal website.

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