Archives for July 2012

Marinate Blog Summer Study: Week 5

If you are reading this via email, you will need to click on the title to view the video.

Here’s week 5, but DO NOT get discouraged if you’re several weeks behind. Like I’ve said before, the beauty of online Bible study is that you can do it at your own pace. Keep moving forward, but if life slows you down a bit, that’s okay!

If anything stands out to you from this lesson that you feel particularly led to share, I would LOVE to hear from you in the comment section!

The Lord Has Heard Your Weeping

“I am weary with my sighing; every night I make my bed swim, I dissolve my couch with my tears. My eye has wasted away with grief; it has become old because of all my adversaries. Depart from me, all you who do iniquity, for the LORD has heard the voice of my weeping. The LORD has heard my supplication, the LORD receives my prayer.” Ps. 6:8, 9

The God of the universe;

The King of every king;

The Lord of every lord;

The One who spoke creation into existence;

The consuming fire;

The great I AM;

The Lord of hosts;

The God of infinite glory, infinite strength, infinite wisdom;

The God who is totally, utterly COMPLETE in Himself;

The God who measures the waters of the earth in the palm of His hand;

The God who is seated on the highest throne;

The everlasting God whose ways are unsearchable;

THAT God . . . hears.

Not just my praising;

or my  Scripture quoting;

or my witnessing;

or my testifying;

or my singing;

or my Bible teaching;

. . . He hears my WEEPING.

MY weeping.

He hears it as clearly as my praising. He receives it as willingly as my offering.

There’s no, “get over it.” No, “your life really isn’t that bad.” No, “why are you crying?” No, “enough already.”

Just compassion. Love. Sympathy. Forgiveness. Mercy. Grace.

Lots and lots of grace.

He understands the depths of my heart even better than I do. He sees the tangled mess of emotions and is actually able to make sense of them. He knows the “why” behind my weeping . . .

. . . And He loves me anyway.

Oh how I praise Him that He loves me anyway!

For my sisters in Christ who are weary with sorrow, who have soaked a pillow or two with tears, whose eyes are blood-shot with grief, whose deep anguish has drowned out words, whose prayers sound forth from a place of bitter providence . . .

“The Lord has heard the voice of your weeping. The Lord has heard your supplication, the Lord receives your prayer.” (Ps. 6:8, 9)

 

For My Summer Study Peeps . . .

I’ve decided to take a week off from the Roman’s study. My husband’s birthday is tomorrow, Independence Day is Wednesday, and I just couldn’t put cleaning my house off any longer. Oh, and my boys really needed clean underwear.  So, there won’t be a video posted this week, but plan to meet me back at my big green chair on the 11th.

By the way, I sure do love doing this study with you!

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