For the director of music. To the tune of “The Death of the Son.” A psalm of David. I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. – Psalm 9:1
Sometimes the most difficult thing to do is live your life in spite of the broken dreams that lie strewn behind you. No, I’m not suicidal – don’t worry… but it’s been a challenge lately to grab ahold of real purpose for living. I suppose part of the problem is that I keep seeing my friends on facebook… some of them I’ve known since high school. They have raised their children and are now spoiling their grandchildren. It’s as it should be and I’m very happy for them! I just question LORD… why is that not the way my life turned out?
I wonder what I’ve done that was so awful to be overlooked. I am not perfect by any stretch, but neither are those who have been blessed with people in their lives. They have big people, little people, dysfunctional people, quiet people, loud people… what a blessing!
Does anyone else think this verse holds a great deal of irony? I mean, do the words and the tune really mesh up? The tune is called “The Death of the Son” – but the wonderful, uplifting praiseworthy words are… I WILL GIVE THANKS TO YOU, LORD, WITH ALL MY HEART, I WILL TELL OF ALL YOUR WONDERFUL DEEDS.
Wow… epiphany! Here’s the key to living a happy, good quality life! Regardless of the cards you are dealt in life, you find the good parts and PRAISE GOD FOR HIS GOOD DEEDS. Although there are shattered pieces of dreams behind me, I wake up every morning and praise GOD for HIS goodness, for HIS love, for HIS grace, for HIS mercy, for HIS provision in my life. He is all-sovereign, all-strong, all-powerful. He is all I need in this life.
There are situations and circumstances I’ll never understand… but then I remember that regardless of my circumstances, the LORD has done wonderful deeds in my life. That is when I can be thankful to the LORD for my life. Maybe He’s not done with me yet. I’m just being still and know that HE is GOD and HE holds my simple little life in the palm of HIS great big hand.
Today let’s take a cue from David… no matter how far you think you’ve sunk – and no matter how many tiny pieces of broken dreams lie scattered on the path behind you, trust God for answers and for hope. Yesterday is over. Press on, knowing that God has a wonderful plan for your future! 🙂