“Remind me each morning of your constant love, for I put my trust in you. My prayers go up to you; show me the way I should go.”
I am so grateful that I can trust God’s love is constant, because sometimes I am not a very lovable person. I have a shirt that says “I’m only talking to Jesus today.” When I am feeling a little salty I will wear it. Yesterday was one of those days. My husband, my dog and the grocery store clerk wore the brunt of my saltiness. I had to walk away at one point because I knew it wasn’t worth it.
As I stepped away at the grocery store, for whatever reason I remembered the shirt I was wearing. I am pretty sure anytime I wear a shirt declaring God, I fail the test. I should learn. I felt God’s gentle conviction that He really should have been the only person I talked to.
Instead of talking my saltiness out on anyone else, I should have stopped and just spent time with the Lord. Better yet, I should not have allowed myself to get in the spot where it was only safe for me to have a conversation with God.
When I realized my saltiness, I should have let His love fill the spaces of my hurting heart; not just put on a shirt warning people from talking to me. I should have allowed Him to show me what path to take for the day. Maybe lock myself away in my prayer closet until I could be the salt of the world instead of salty. To the world.
This morning as I woke up, I was reminded His love for me is constant. He does not withhold Himself from me just because I am in a bad mood. He doesn’t push me away, He will draw near to me if I choose to draw near to Him.
If I take the time to sit in His presence, to not only let my prayers go up to Him, but also let Him speak to my heart He will tell me the way I should go. He will not steer me wrong. He will keep my heart in perfect peace if I keep my eyes on Him.
Prayer from Psalms 143 – Lord, hear my prayer! In your righteousness listen to my plea; answer me in your faithfulness! When I feel like I am ready to give up and feel I am in deep despair, I remember the days gone by; I think about all that You have done, I bring to mind all your deeds.
I lift up my hands to you in prayer; like dry ground my soul is thirsty for you. Answer me now, Lord! When I feel like I have lost all hope, don’t hide yourself from me. Remind me each morning of your constant love, for I put my trust in you. My prayers go up to you; show me the way I should go.
I go to you for protection, Lord; rescue me from my enemies. You are my God; teach me to do your will. Be good to me, and guide me on a safe path. Rescue me, Lord, as you have promised; in your goodness save me from my troubles! Because of your love for me, deliver me from those who try to destroy me, for I am your servant.”