Psalm 38:9,10, 15
9 O Lord, all my longing is before you; my sighing is not hidden from you…
10 My heart throbs; my strength fails me, and the light of my eyes—it also has gone from me.
15 But for you, O LORD, do I wait; it is you, O Lord my God, who will answer.
I read a psalm most every morning. Today was Psalm 38. I was reminded the deep longings of my heart, the spinning thoughts of my mind, and the outward expressions or emotional sighs are all within earshot of the Lord. It is good to pause and sit still before Him. Too often I rush through reading a Scripture or fast-track lifting up a prayer to God. I need to be more than do. The Christian life is not a checklist but a relationship. Being with God is how my frazzled thoughts and fragile emotions are focused. Spending time in His presence is how I am strengthened from being poured out each day. How can I know God’s answers if I don’t take the time to pursue Him with questions and wait for answers in prayer?
O Lord, help me to turn my sighs into seeking You. You are my Lord and God, my Savior, and sustaining hope.