“Psalm 19:12a recognizes that a fault may be hidden not because it is too small to see, but because it is too characteristic to register.” ~Derek Kidner’s commentary on Psalms
On Psalm 37…”Fretting springs from the determination to get our own way…All our fret and worry is caused by calculating without God.” ~Oswald Chambers
I love reading through the prayers in The Valley of Vision. Today’s reading hit the nail on the head in so many areas of my life. Here is a portion…
“Let me dwell in thy most secret place under thy shadow,
where is safe impenetrable protection from
the arrow that flieth by day,
the pestilence that walketh in darkness,
the strife of tongues,
the malice of ill-will,
the hurt of unkind talk,
the snares of company,
the perils of youth,
the temptations of middle life,
the mournings of old age,
the fear of death.
I am entirely dependent upon thee for support, counsel, consolation.
Uphold me by thy free Spirit,
and may I not think it enough to be preserved from falling,
but may I always go forward,
always abounding in the work thou givest me to do.
Strengthen me by thy Spirit in my inner self
for every purpose of my Christian life.
All my jewels I give to the shadow of the safety that is in thee–
may name anew in Christ,
my body, soul, talents, character,
my success, wife [husband], children, friends, work,
my present, my future, my end.
Take them, they are thine, and I am thine,
now and for ever.” ~VofV, pg. 132