The God of our Salvation

By awesome deeds you answer us with deliverance, O God of our salvation; you are the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas.

By your strength you established the mountains; you are girded with might.

You silence the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, the tumult of the peoples.

Those who live at earth’s farthest bounds are awed by your signs; you make the gateways of the morning and the evening shout for joy. -Psalm 65:5-8

I had high hopes of being able to share afresh what God had shown me this morning during my time in His Word. But alas, children awoke early, and time ran out. Here it is, 10:15 at night and I’m wiped out, yet feeling led to share. In remembering and finding the scripture that spoke to me this morning, how perfect that it says, “you make the gateways of the morning and the evening shout for joy.” At my beginning and my end of the day, I can shout for joy! I suppose God is thrilled if I am able to be joyful at the beginning and end of the day… but what about the middle part??

I’m 30 weeks pregnant and am feeling quite tired and overwhelmed with the nearing life change that is approaching for our family. There is much excitement and anticipation for this baby girl… all of us are expecting and awaiting the day when she arrives! However, there are things to be finished up, wrapped up, and prepared for before our bundle of joy arrives. Yet, somehow, I know and realize fully that if things don’t happen or get “checked off” that all will be fine. God works and answers our heart’s cries and needs and desires through His awesome deeds, He is the God of our salvation and just having that secure in life is all that I need in order to take the next breath (or sigh) and move forward with my day.

So what about the middle part of the day? Is there shouting? Yep, sure is. Not always of joy. Sometimes of disbelief or frustration at children. Sometimes at myself for messing up again. The reminder in this scripture to me, is that God, in His awesomeness, saves… again and again and again. He is the “hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas.” I pray that He be my hope in all parts of my day. The morning, mid-morning, lunch time, afternoon, evening, bedtime, night… all hours and moments, may He be our hope and the God of our salvation.

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