Welcome to "SATURDAY STROLL!"
In these posts I will be interacting with Scripture – making it a conversational walk of faith.
Sometimes we'll be talking with Jesus, sometimes God will be talking with us.
There might even be *guest appearances* by some of our beloved characters from the Bible!
So put on your walking shoes – you know we can all use the exercise!
A psalm of David, regarding the time the Philistines seized him in Gath.
Notice how his words could be ours as we talk to God –
Notice how his words could be those of Jesus as He talks to His Father…
O God, have mercy on me, for people are hounding me.
Father, I am surrounded by crowds of people. So many of them want something from Me. They clamor for healing, for attention. O Father, My heart goes out to them. They're so lost.
My foes attack me all day long.
Father, already my enemies begin their attack.
I am constantly hounded by those who slander me, and many are boldly attacking me.
They are always twisting what I say; they spend their days plotting to harm me.
They come together to spy on me – watching my every step, eager to kill me.
Father, already they are plotting, already they are looking to work against Me. Give Me strength – for behind their words lies our Enemy.
Don't let them get away with their wickedness – O God, bring them down.
Father, this battle is Yours.
But when I am afraid, I will put my trust in you.
I trust in God, so why should I be afraid?
What can mere mortals do to me?
Father, I know what they will do. I know that this is Your plan. Father, they will not kill Me – I will give up My life for them.
My enemies will retreat when I call to you for help.
This I know: God is on my side!
Yes, Father! You will give Me victory. And at the moment when it seems our Enemy has won, You will shock him with conquering power.
You keep track of all my sorrows.
You have collected all my tears in your bottle.
You have recorded each one in your book.
Father, Your eye is on the sparrow. Your eye is on Me.
I praise God for what he has promised.
I will fulfill my vows to you, O God.
Father, not My will but Thine be done.
For you have rescued me from death; you have kept my feet from slipping.
Father, give Me courage. I praise You for the power that will raise Me from the dead! Though I die, yet will I live! I will strike the heel of the serpent!
So now I walk in your presence, O God, in your life-giving light.
Father, through My death, You will bring all of the lost sheep to You. And they will dwell with us eternally.
I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life!
I am the Light of the World!
(From Psalm 56)
When you are afraid, do you put your trust in God?
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