Sunday, September 13, 2009

Psalm 20

I try to avoid doing what I once heard referred to as “bible bingo” (throwing open the bible for some random, out of context inspiration) but sometimes it happens. While it doesn’t usually work, a couple of days ago I played bingo in the book of Psalms. I’ve been feeling kind of low and stressed and needed to hear a comforting, prophetic word and wasn’t sure what I should read. BINGO! I landed on Psalm 20 and I have been reading it several times a day this week. It has been a blessing, an encouragement, and a strength. I thought you might need it too.

Psalm 20

A David Psalm

1-4 God answer you on the day you crash,

The name God-of-Jacob put you out of harm's reach,

Send reinforcements from Holy Hill,

Dispatch from Zion fresh supplies,

Exclaim over your offerings,

Celebrate your sacrifices,

Give you what your heart desires,

Accomplish your plans.

5 When you win, we plan to raise the roof

and lead the parade with our banners.

May all your wishes come true!

6 That clinches it, help's coming,

an answer's on the way,

everything's going to work out.

7-8 See those people polishing their chariots,

and those others grooming their horses?

But we're making garlands for God our God.

The chariots will rust,

those horses pull up lame

and we'll be on our feet, standing tall.

9 Make the king a winner, God;

the day we call, give us your answer.

Have a blessed evening everyone!


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