A Tall Order and a Prayer

Some days there won’t be a song in your heart.  Sing anyway. 
 
  ~Emory Austin
 
 Hallelujah!
Blessed man, blessed woman, who fear God,
Who cherish and relish his commandments,
Their children robust on the earth,
And the homes of the upright—how blessed!
Their houses brim with wealth
And a generosity that never runs dry.
Sunrise breaks through the darkness for good people—
God’s grace and mercy and justice!
The good person is generous and lends lavishly;
No shuffling or stumbling around for this one,
But a sterling and solid and lasting reputation.
Unfazed by rumor and gossip,
Heart ready, trusting in God,
Spirit firm, unperturbed,
Ever blessed, relaxed among enemies,
They lavish gifts on the poor—
A generosity that goes on, and on, and on.
An honored life! A beautiful life!
Someone wicked takes one look and rages,
Blusters away but ends up speechless.
There’s nothing to the dreams of the wicked. Nothing.
 
Psalm 112
 
Dear Lord,
This is a tall order. I find it hard to be unfazed by gossip at times and hard to lend when I know that it will not come back in a way I expect.  I find it hard to relax period.
 
I know I am blessed, my heart trusts in you best when I sing.  Help me to live up to the Psalmists words.
 
Because of Him,
Linda
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