Thursday, March 22, 2012

For the Director of Music.

There are days when words seem empty and meaningless. I'm familiar with pains beyond description. I'm blessed to know The Director of Music. Where words stop having meaning, the music begins.

Psalm 139

For the director of music. Of David. A psalm.

1 You have searched me, LORD,
and you know me.
2 You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
4 Before a word is on my tongue
you, LORD, know it completely.
5 You hem me in behind and before,
and you lay your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.

7 Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,”
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.

13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts,God!
How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand—
when I awake, I am still with you.

19 If only you, God, would slay the wicked!
Away from me, you who are bloodthirsty!
20 They speak of you with evil intent;
your adversaries misuse your name.
21 Do I not hate those who hate you, LORD,
and abhor those who are in rebellion against you?
22 I have nothing but hatred for them;
I count them my enemies.
23 Search me, God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.


Annie Jeffries said...

Perfect. The timing is perfect. I am sending a portion of this to a friend in great need.

And you? I hope you have received comfort as well.

Crown of Beauty said...

I love this psalm! And indeed, our lives are a symphony under the baton of the Director of Music! He knows all the days of our lives, written in His book even before one of them came to be...

Much love, dear friend...


Jada's Gigi said...

Ahhh beautiful! Yes,, He is the director..the author and the creator of music..I believe it is actually a part of Him....we can take in the music...and on many healed.

Amrita said...

A Psalm which brings us close to our Maker and Redeemer. He is very near you my sister.

Nothings speaks to us more than God 's Word in times when we find ourselves alone.

Terry said...

dearest friend of words but to tell you how i wish to hug terry