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Psalm 120: Ascent Psalm

View these 15 Psalms as a journey from where you are to where God wants you to be.  When we get to the end of them, we will see just where it is God wants us to be.  Before reading further, you need to get a copy of the Scriptures and read this psalm at least once.

Notice the words ‘distress’, ‘cried’, ‘Deliver’ and ‘Woe’ found in this psalm.  It is easy to see where the psalmist was emotionally when he penned this psalm.  He was there because of the words, deceptions and manipulations of others.  I think we all know the old saying, ‘sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me’ is a lie!

Where are you in your spiritually life?  Are you spiritually healthy?  What about emotionally?  Where are you ‘dwelling’ today?  These are tough and probing questions, but they must be asked and answered if we are to really have the life God has so long desired and planned for us.

It is easy to ignore and deny my feelings, but God has a better way.  His way leads to life in abundance!  My way leads to the exact opposite.  His way always begins with an ‘unburdening’ of myself from the depths of my spirit as I cast all my cares upon Him. (I Peter 5:6-7)  This ‘unburdening’ of myself requires humility.  Pride is what stands in the way.

May I become willing today to surrender my pride and become  totally intimate with my Heavenly Father who cares for me.  It is through this intimacy I reveal all that is within my heart to Him.  Remember, He already knows what’s in my heart and soul, but it is for my benefit that I expose it all to Him.

Pastor Donny

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