Monday, July 12, 2010

Panic attacks nothing new and don't last

Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest. Lo, then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness ... I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest. - Psalm 55:6b-8
Life sometimes hurts; Psalm 55 expresses this. We get emotionally bruised and feel like running away, feel like vengeance, feel dread at facing what is next.

Those feelings, though real, are not accurate or lasting in the psalmist or in us.

During the thick of it let God speak to your mind and heart, just as he did to the Psalmist a few verses later:
Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. - Psalm 55:22

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