Joy Increasing

Contrasted with all the tension and strife in Saul, the heart of the writer of today’s Psalm is one with the heart of God.   Like the image yesterday of a car’s gears,  the writer’s life of prayer is like the oil that lubricates the gears of a car.  

Notice the gathering momentum of joyous expression that flows from verse 6 to the end. The author knows that it is God, not he, who will avenge enemies and shepherd his people.  Breathe in the joy of God as the psalm rises to the final verse. 

So let go of all that is worrying you and hand everything over to God.   Breathe in the sweet air of God’s grace that will always give you strength.

 Psalm 28

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