Psalm 51:12 - sustain me
“Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.” Psalm 51:12
Keep your eye on God. Easy to remain focused on what the world puts in front of us. Even easier when things are going just fine.
When trouble comes, where do we look?
In the first case, we can celebrate blessings. Healthy also to recognize what is truly good. Truly good being what comes from God. Things we often take for granted. Simple things. Some examples:
- The warmth of the sun. It’s no mistake He put it there, at precisely the correct distance to sustain us. Too far away, we freeze. Too close, we get cooked. Perfectly placed.
- A songbird singing its beautiful song. Again, no mistake. Easy to put aside. Next time you hear it, know He put it there; His signature on it to call you to Him.
- A bumblebee, which is no design any engineer in his right mind would try to replicate. Big fat fuselage and small wings, but it flies better and more efficiently than any plane we could make, at the same time performing the seasonal function He designed it for.
Case #2, when we are in a corner. The world in this instance becomes our adversary, explanation in Genesis 3. What now, when we need strength to come out on the other end? Tap the same source, as there is only one. Only room for one infinite being in what might be termed a finite universe. Can’t have two guys large and in charge.
“joy of your salvation” – A solution to the primary issue we all face: ourselves. And also to the secondary issues, what a compromised world throws at us.
“sustain me” – He will.