Lenten Devotion: March 17th

  • March 17, 2014

Psalm 57

“Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast” (v. 1; KJV).

“In the shadow of thy wings”—an image of solace, comfort and protection.

I felt that God abandoned me when I was a child, and I have been wandering around the edges of faith for some time searching for answers. This Psalm spoke to me and became a turning point for me. As I read, reread and contemplated the Psalm, I began to understand that God did not abandon me, but instead rescued me— in Her timeframe, not mine.

“For my soul trusteth in thee.” Trust—to have confidence in, to have faith, hope and certainty. A gift from God.

Ruth 2:12 reads, “may the Lord repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewarded by the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge.”

May we feel God’s love and compassion as we continue our journeys. May
we recognize God’s mercy and blessings. May we offer praise and thanksgiving and glorify God especially during times when we are struggling. In Jesus’ name we pray.