THE ONE WHO CALMS ALL STORMS!
For the last few (or several) weeks I’ve been “camping out” on Psalm 37.
I came across this by first having an inner urge to begin regularly reading Psalms. Since there are 150 Psalms I can not explain how exactly I was guided to Psalm 37 specifically. I do believe that it was Providence.
The first day I read Psalm 37 I received an email from an individual who reads this blog. In part this person stated that, due to some outside forces, their family was experiencing some challenging situations. I immediately responded via email that I had just that very morning read Psalm 37 and for some reason it resonated with me. I suggested they read it over. A short time later I received a follow up email letting me know that they had sat down and read it together and as they did tears came to their eyes. Psalm 37 spoke (specifically) to the heart of their “season.” Coincidence?
The next week, while attending the weekly bible study at my local church, my pastor said, “Now I want to read you something from the book of Psalm.” By this time I had been reading, studying, meditating and just going over Psalm 37 a good bit. So I poked the guy sitting nex to me and whispered “Watch… Psalm 37.” Sure enough pastor read Psalm 37. Another coincidence?
The very next morning (since I’m laid up from ankle surgery) I did something that I’ve never done. After finishing my regular morning routine I sat down and click on HBO. There was a program on about black leaders (I forget the title). I watched for a while and then none other than the Reverand Al Sharpton came on. I can’t recall all that he said but it was something about when he was a young boy there was a minister he looked up to. This minister taught him from…. yep, you guessed it from Psalm 37! Yet, another coincidence?
Now I am sure that not every person who reads this Psalm will take from it what I have and do. For each of us are in a different place and season. My (current) understanding of Holy Scripture is ever evolving as I seek to have a closer union with my Creator. Just as I better understand my Mrs. as the years go by so do I better understand my Master as the years go by.
I encourage each of you who find your way here to this post to consider if it is just by hapenstance (or coincidence) that you are here or is there a Higher, deeper meaning for you to be here, today, reading these very words.
May we each be richly blessed as we recognise that there is only One Who can calm the storms in our lives and recognise that when we keep our focus on the Prince of Peace, His Peace surpasses all understanding.
The power is where my focus is.