“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.” (Psalm 19:14, NLT)
I remember my beloved rocking chair and holding tight to my babies while whispering lullabies into their precious little ears. One of my favorites was a short hymn of Psalm 19:14. In its simplicity, it speaks every hope we have for our children …
And for ourselves.
When our thoughts and words are acceptable before God, the rest falls into place. It moves us to follow Him, seeking the purpose for which He created us. It gives us eyes to see the world through Him and compassion to reach out to the least of these. And friends, it leads us toward living lives filled with hope.
However, getting our thoughts and words to cooperate isn’t easy. Our brokenness tends to get in the way, leading our thoughts down paths of jealousy, greed, and insecurity (to name a few).
But the battle isn’t hopeless. It may be daily, but sweet Mama, because of Christ it’s already won. His grace and redemption wait with open arms.
David referred to the Lord as “my redeemer” in this verse. Because nothing is simply coincidental in the Bible, I don’t believe it’s coincidental that David referred to Him in that manner. God knows our battles and cheers us on as we stand against the enemy. Yet grieves with us in our losses.
But more than that, He’s ready to receive us with His grace and turn our loss into victory. He’s ready to redeem our sins. So, as we step into each day, let’s intentionally lean in close to Him. Let’s go to Him requesting His help with both our words and thoughts. When we catch our brokenness taking control, let’s confess, repent, and receive His grace and forgiveness. Then, let’s start that very next moment fresh, redeemed, and ready.