[long blog. sorry. i needed to write down my devotion today tho] “May my soul cling fast to You, Your right hand grasp me.” -psalm 63:9 Naturally, we take the text as it is and realize that there is a need for David to “cling” to God in the wilderness of Judah. The psalm as a whole seems to break into a triad of desire, praise, and cry for help; but ultimately, it’s a song of trust that God is empirically the controller of every situation. The questions arise in the second portion of the verse when David recognizes God’s active role in his need. Obviously, David’s soul “clings” to God; not holds, but “clings fast”…conveying imagery of a desperation of his soul to create a stronger degree of adhesion to God’s power and promises. But if David is already “clinging”, then why the need for God to extend His right hand to “grasp” David? Isn’t David’s act of dependence enough to carry him through tribulations? Was God’s right hand merely for David’s affirming comfort? I kept rereading the verse and the only way i simplified it was to “Tommy Tenney” the situation and use the analogous relationship between a […]
I’ve been thinking about so many things these days. there are so many things i want to change. i wish courage could be sold at a corner store, or else i would sell all my words for a sufficient jar. maybe aside from courage, i would purchase trust. to trust those who love & care for me, to open up to them without thinking of how vulnerable it would be if showed them my wounds. lastly, i`d buy forgiveness; so i could forgive the past & leave it where it is without it so much affecting the present.