Scripture for Today: Psalm 119:27-28 “Cause me to understand the way of Your precepts, that I may meditate on Your wonderful deeds. My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to Your Word.”
When I enter the airport lounge, no longer do I look for the most comfortable chair, or the place with a view out the window. I do not worry about who I am sitting next to or how close I am to my gate. Like so many others, I am scanning the waiting area for those power stations for my phone. I have a horror of my phone being without enough power to text people about schedule changes or missed flights. There is something reassuring about having my phone charged up and being ready for any eventuality.
Today’s verse reminds me that it is God’s Word that can strengthen my soul. Understanding His precepts, meditating on His wonderful deeds and being in His Word gives solace to a soul lethargic with sorrow. Sadness depletes our strength and we need to be built up and encouraged. His Word does that. And even when it is inconvenient to be actually reading the Bible, there are always the memories of His faithfulness in the past that can bolster my faith and strengthen me.
My alone-time with Him is my charging station, renewing my spirit and my strength. I do not, however, need to wait until I am dangerously low on power. Being “prayed-up” and “charged up” keeps me in a state of preparedness for whatever unknowns are ahead of me. I want to have full strength to face anything, but that can only happen as I stay connected to Him and His Word.
Lord, I am tired of being sad. Strengthen me with Your Word today.