A Shelter in the Time of Storm {Psalm 27}

Friday, October 3, 2014

Last fall I read Paul David Tripp's devotional on sin, Whiter Than Snow: Meditations on Sin and Mercy, based on Psalms 51.  It is one of the best devotionals I have ever read {And I am pretty picky as I don't really like devotionals.} You can read more about what I thought here.

I recently finished another of Tripp's devotionals. A Shelter in the Time of Storm: Meditations on God and Trouble focuses on Psalm 27. That particular psalm is near and dear to my heart as I have memorized it in the past. The devotional focuses on the storms of life and how we can navigate them with God's help. Having come out of a storm in the past year or so I could totally relate to to Tripp's thoughts.  Here are a few:

"You and I are not in control of our lives; we are the the writers of our own stories. Our individual stories have been embedded in the story of another."

"I will fight evil,
not with words
of evil
or actions
of vengeance
but with the one thing 
the enemy cannot defeat--
worship of You."

"There is only one place where stable and reliable hope can be found. There is only one place of rest for your heart and surety for your soul. There is only one reliable place to find your reason to get up in the morning and continue. There is only one source of motivation that is sturdy enough weather the storms of life in a fallen world. "Wait for the Lord" really does say it all."

Are you struggling? Are the anxieties of life closing in? Or maybe you are fighting off depression like I have been lately? You may find Psalm 27 as a ray of hope, and if you want to dig into that psalm deeper then A Shelter in the Time of Storm: Meditations on God and Trouble is not to be missed!

1 comment:

Lisa notes... said...

I loved this devotional too because I also have memorized Psalm 27! I need to dig it back out now that you're reminding me of it. Thanks for sharing this, Debbie.