Thursday, November 1, 2012

jesus take the wheel

from our daily bread (one of those things i get in my email everyday along with notes from the universe)

Those who seek Him will praise the Lord. Let your heart live forever! —Psalm 22:26

Do you know which psalm is quoted most often in the New Testament? You may have guessed the familiar and beloved 23rd Psalm, but actually it is Psalm 22. This psalm begins with David’s poignant, heart-breaking words that were quoted by Jesus on the cross, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” (Matt. 27:46; Mark 15:34).

Imagine the situation David must have found himself in that caused him to cry out to God in this way. Notice that he felt forsaken and abandoned: “Why are You so far from helping me?” (Ps. 22:1). He also felt ignored: “O my God, I cry in the daytime, but You do not hear” (v.2).
Ever been there? Have you ever looked up into the heavens and wondered why it seemed that God had abandoned you, or was ignoring you? Welcome to David’s world. But for every plaintive cry David expresses, there is a characteristic of God mentioned that rescues him from despondency. Through it all, David discovers that God is holy (v.3), trustworthy (vv.4-5), a deliverer and rescuer (vv.8,20-21), and his strength (v.19).
Do you feel forsaken? Seek the Lord. Rehearse His character. And “let your heart rejoice with everlasting joy” (v.26 nlt). —Dave Branon

Lord, sometimes I feel as if You don’t care about my life. When those times come, please remind me of Your character as You did David. Help me to lean on You again and know that You are there. Even when we don’t sense God’s presence, His loving care is all around us.
i guess. even when it doesnt feel like it. it's just a series of unfortunate events. it's a looong time since i've last used that phrase, 2 years in fact. but you know what? the last book in that series is called the end. yes. so literary. haha. there is an end in sight.

its just one of those days, when you expected the cloud to have gone away ages ago, but it's still there and you dont know why. okay, i admit my font of knowledge isnt exactly the greatest in the whole world & never has been. but my ability to survive. where has that gone. i think i got lulled into this cushy everything is going great thing.

on the bright side, i got 71 for psych!! i have no idea if thats a good mark tbh but here, anything over 70 and i rejoice! so i'm just assuming it's good. yay. wahey! also considering the slightly desperate station of DYSTHYMIA where i kept asking the patient ARE YOU SURE THERE ISNT ANYTHING ELSE?! and how i was the only candidate possibly to do the entire relaxation therapy thingy during the panic attack station, and how all the marks came from that exam day [my case writeup was 8/10, and a hard earned one too from roger ho darn i wish it counted!!], i guess psych really ended lovelily for me. def something i will consider in the future.

off to be a superhero. there's a world that needs saving. there's disbelief that needs to be righted, and things that need to be done.

Lord, sometimes I feel as if You don’t care about my life. When those times come, please remind me of Your character as You did David. Help me to lean on You again and know that You are there. Even when we don’t sense God’s presence, His loving care is all around us.


dear God, even if right now i feel like things are going out of control, help me to remember this
oh and -


i hope to be back with some tales of miracles.

dont stop belivin'

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