Hi! Mrs. W. here again. When I read this passage this morning, I was reminded of flowers, like in this picture. They are so fragile, so vulnerable, and so utterly dependent upon God for their fleeting lives. Today being the day we remember many who lost their lives in the atrocious terrorist attacks, I am only too aware of how fleeting life can be, and how vulnerable we all actually are. I can imagine the flower saying, “My soul clings to the dust; give me life according to your word!” My prayer is that I might become more like the psalmist who echoes this utter dependence that we have on God. And praise God that we do not depend on him in vain!
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25 My soul clings to the dust;
give me life according to your word!
26 When I told of my ways, you
teach me your statutes!
27 Make me understand the way of your precepts,
and I will meditate on your wondrous works.
28 My soul melts away for sorrow;
strengthen me according to your word!
29 Put false ways far from me
and graciously teach me your law!
30 I have chosen the way of faithfulness;
I have set your rules before me.
31 I cling to your testimonies, O Lord;
let me not be put to shame!
32. I will run in the way of your commandments
when you enlarge my heart!