Sunday, February 16, 2014

Psalm 34 and a Fun 5k.

I was looking forward to the colorful 5k, but it was starting to look like I'd be doing it alone. It wasn't just a 5k for me; it was a celebration of restored health and a reminder of God's goodness, and I didn't want to do it alone. I prayed about it. I talked to the event organizers to see if I could get a spot for a friend who'd forgotten to register in time. To my great delight, she said "Yes!" To my further delight, my friend said "Yes!" It had been a hard month of trying to see God's goodness even in hard times for both me and Persnicketta. This would be good for the both of us. I was beyond excited-I was downright giddy-at the thought of doing this fun color run with my friend.

In my reading through the Psalms at night, my psalm for that night was 34. I'll list just a few lines that stood out to me: "Glorify the Lord with me, let us exalt His name together. I sought the Lord and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears. Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him. Those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are attentive to their cry. The Lord redeems His servants."

Reading this psalm of God's faithfulness after hearing that Persnicketta would do the 5k with me just made my heart soar. I fell asleep with songs of praise in my heart, having once again tasted of and seen God's goodness in my life.

2 comments:

Elisabeth Lee said...

Psalm 34 had been a comfort to me many times as well. I'm so glad you two were able to do the 5K together! What a blessing, indeed. Thanks for sharing this. I was so encouraged by reading your acknowledgement of God's goodness in your life:)

The White Wave said...

Thanks, Lis. He's shown His goodness in my life many times, and this was just one more example.