Tuesday, September 30, 2008

From Psalm 55: A Lament

My heart is in anguish; terrors have fallen upon me here.

Fear and trembling have come upon me, and horror overwhelms me.

Oh, that I had dove's wings! I'd fly away and rest.

Yes, I'd wander far away; I would lodge in the wilderness.

I'd hurry to find shelter from the raging wind and tempest.

It's not an enemy who taunts me--then I'd bear it.

It's not an adversary who betrays me--then I'd hide away.

But it is you: my equal, my companion, my familiar friend.

We used to take sweet counsel together--walking within God's house.

Evening and morning, I cry: Oh that God would save me.

Surely the Lord will hear and redeem my soul in safety.

1 comment:

Kay said...

Every now and then we get glimpses of the happily ever after and then we are reminded that it is not yet.
The consequences of sin in this poor fallen world go deep and are excruciatingly painful. It does indeed give us a longing for our true happily ever after...eternity with Christ our Lord, the sinless One!