Tuesday, September 14, 2010

His Kindness Overwhelms Me

The Lord is so faithful!

Very few people probably remember this post.  It is far back in the archives of crynfiction.com.  But that is the same kind of season we are currently in.  Actually, its a season we have been in for the past year.  But I want to give a shout out to the Maker of the universe for His unfailing love and unending mercy and favor that He has bestowed upon me.  These past 2 weeks alone, we have been dumped and dumped upon with generosity from God's people.  The provision is overwhelming in that the gifts are entirely needed and completely humbling and incredibly selfless and generous and intuitive.  I almost have no words. 

Not only has the Lord been providing for physical needs, but He has been overwhelming me with His presence and His peace.  It is indescribable.  A normal look inside my brain would reveal constant turmoil and striving and stressing, wondering if I'm doing enough, condemnation, etc.  But over the last two days, the Lord has gifted me with His indescribable peace that is completely unmerited. I have done nothing to be able to rest in His love and grace. I don't deserve it, but yet here I am.  Standing and not crushed, alive and not dead, at peace instead of turmoil, loved instead of judged.

"Bless the LORD, O my soul!
O LORD my God, You are very great:
You are clothed with honor and majesty,
Who cover Yourself with light as with a garment,
Who stretch out the heavens like a curtain.

He lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters,
Who makes the clouds His chariot,
Who walks on the wings of the wind,
Who makes His angels spirits,
His ministers a flame of fire.

You who laid the foundations of the earth,
So that it should not be moved forever,
You covered it with the deep as with a garment;
The waters stood above the mountains.
At your rebuke they fled;
At the voice of Your thunder they hastened away.
They went up over the mountains;
They went down into the valleys,
to the place which You founded for them.
You have set a boundary that they may not pass over.
That they may not return to cover the earth.

He sends the springs into the valleys;
They flow among the hills.
They give drink to every beast of the field;
The wild donkeys quench their thirst.
By them the birds of the heavens have their home;
They sing among the branches.
He waters the hills from His upper chambers;
The earth is satisfied with the fruit of Your works.
He causes the grass to grow for the cattle,
And vegetation for the service of man,
That he may bring forth food from the earth.
And wine that makes glad the heart of man,
Oil to make his face shine,
And bread which strengthens man's heart.
The trees of the LORD are full of sap,
The cedars of Lebanon which He planted,
Where the birds make their nests;
The stork has her home in the fir trees.
The high hills are for the wild goats;
The cliffs are a refuge for the rock badgers.

He appointed the moon for seasons;
The sun knows its going down.
You make darkness, and it is night,
In which all the beasts of the forest creep about.
The young lions roar after their prey,
And seek their food from God.
when the sun rises, they gather together
And lie down in their dens.
Man goes out to his work
And to his labor until the evening.

O LORD, how manifold are You works!
In wisdom You have made them all.
The earth is full of Your possessions--
This great and wide sea,
In which are innumerable teeming things,
Living things both small and great.
There the ships sail about;
There is that Leviathan
Which You have made to play there.

These all wait for You,
That You may give them their food in due season.
What You give them they gather in;
You open Your hand, they are filled with good.
You hide Your face, they are troubled;
You take away their breath, they die and return to their dust.
You send forth Your Spirit, they are created;
And You renew the face of the earth.

May the glory of the Lord endure forever;
May the LORD rejoice in His works.
He looks on the earth, and it trembles;
He touches the hills, and they smoke.

I will sing to the LORD as long as I live;
I will sing praise to my God while I have my being
May my meditation be sweet to Him;
I will be glad in the LORD,
May sinners be consumed from the earth,
And the wicked be no more.

Bless the LORD, O my soul!
Praise the Lord"
Psalm 104

That is the God I serve who lets me know Him and who loves me--ME!  He loves you, too.  Praise His name forever!


Hannah Hosh said...

Thank you for sharing this Corynne. It is a total blessing for me to read and a challenge to my faith as well.
God oversees even the smallest needs we have. Praise Him!

The Montgomerys said...

Beautiful! Love you <3