God Spoke to My Heart Through Psalm 3
The theme of Psalm 3 described by my NIV Bible: Confidently trusting God for protection and peace. Good thematic start. It only gets better. Why do you love me so much God? I am crying thinking about it. Verses 4-6 pierce my heart and confirm Your love for me.
V4 “To the Lord I cry aloud, and he answers from his holy hill.”
I only cry out in crisis. He rescues me from myself.
V5 “I lie down and sleep; I wake again because the Lord sustains me.”
There is no other explanation for me or anyone being alive other than God sustains us. I not only am alive, but I feel good most of the time for a guy with leukemia taking chemotherapy. But God has also sustained me with peace. I trust Him completely to work all together for good (whether I stay on earth for a few more years or join the saints in heaven) and I am not fooling myself or trying to fool anyone else when I say that. God knows the desire of my heart would be to walk my girls down the aisles to be married to godly men, to live a productive and fruitful life, to have rich, deep relationships with family and friends, to enjoy many more sweet years with Carroll and to live to a reasonably old age enjoying our lives and grandchildren. God’s peace and mercy I’ll never understand, but I am grateful for his peace right now.
V6 “I will not fear the tens of thousands drawn up against me on every side”
For me this verse speaks to the tens of thousands of leukemia cells, vibrant strain of leukemia I have, difficult donor search and long odds which keep lining up against me. God, thank you for anchoring me to you during my last leukemia battle. You are God and you are good. I trust You and do not fear the tens of thousands lining up against me. Divine peace is divine and unexplainable any other way.
Thank you for holding me up in your prayers, my entire family is blessed to see how many of God’s people turn out when one of their flock gets ill. You are teaching our children so much about what loving your neighbor looks like.