Do not sweep me away…


Psalm 26: 8 O Lord, I love the house in which you dwell, and the place where your glory abides. 9 Do not sweep me away with sinners, nor my life with the bloodthirsty, 10 those in whose hands are evil devices, and whose right hands are full of bribes. 11 But as for me, I walk in my integrity; redeem me, and be gracious to me. 

First, sorry to have been absent in this space for a few days. You may have heard that we in Texas have had power outages for several days. And of course, when there’s no power, there’s no Internet service. We are doing okay in my household so no worries – but it has been frustrating not being able to get on-line much.

This psalm is attributed to David who is asking for the Lord to intervene on his behalf. When I read “Do not sweep me away…” I get the impression things are not looking good. And, as is often the case, God has not immediately brought relief to David. He must wait for the Lord.

After enduring a year of pandemic, racial tensions, political division, the last thing we needed was to be without power. It’s like being kicked when we’re down. Lord, we’ve had enough. Do not sweep us away, but save us. Amen.

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