On the Edge – Look, See, Pray,

Sailboarding is great fun… to watch. It may even be fun to do, but I’ll take the expert’s word for it.

This guy obviously knew what he was doing- some high speed runs proved that- but at this moment everything was in the balance. He was on the edge of success or failure.

Many of us probably feel the same way right now because of the fight against the coronavirus. Are we over the worst? Or will a second wave follow on to even greater disaster? Nobody knows.

I was reading some Psalms earlier, and they seemed so relevant for our times. Starting with Psalm 10, and reading through to Psalm 16, the writers present a world of confusion and danger; of an unclear future in a world of injustice and conflict. The honesty of these psalms is a lesson in itself. Faith exists in a world of troubles and grief, and it can be hard to trust.

If you’re on the edge… read Psalm 16, and pay special attention to v8-11.

Psalm 16:1-11 (NLT)
1  Keep me safe, O God, for I have come to you for refuge. 2  I said to the LORD, “You are my Master! Every good thing I have comes from you.” 3  The godly people in the land are my true heroes! I take pleasure in them!

4  Troubles multiply for those who chase after other gods. I will not take part in their sacrifices of blood or even speak the names of their gods. 5  LORD, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing. You guard all that is mine. 6  The land you have given me is a pleasant land. What a wonderful inheritance!

7  I will bless the LORD who guides me; even at night my heart instructs me. 8  I know the LORD is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me. 9  No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice. My body rests in safety. 10  For you will not leave my soul among the dead or allow your holy one to rot in the grave. 11  You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever.

“On the edge” is where God often meets with us. Bless you.


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