I love holiday weekends. It is Sunday, but we get a ‘bonus Sunday’ this weekend, which makes it even better.
Last night, when my daughter went to bed, she said she wanted to get to sleep quickly so she could wake up today as she is having friend over to spend the night. Yesterday she was building a fort for the two of them to sleep in and makng plans for what crafts the two might do together. I love seeing her so happy and eager to host a friend. I remember those days when I said the very same thing about getting to sleep quickly so the next great day would come.
I love her carefree outlook. She isn’t letting evil get her down. I don’t think she even sees evil, just joy. Aaaahhhhh, sweet innocence.
So, that in mind, let’s roll into Psalm 6.
Here’s what I heard in Psalm 6 using SOAP:
Scripture: Psalm 6:8
Depart from me, all you workers of evil,
for the Lord has heard the sound of my weeping.
Be gone all you evil forces. I got the Big Guy in my corner and I don’t want you around. He’s got me.
When things are pulling me down and evil is making its way into my world, God is the answer. He has my back. I need to shift my focus away from the evil and the challenges and instead focus on God, crying out to Him, listening to Him and even telling the evil to get on out of there.
Thank you, Lord, for being in my corner. Thank you for listening to my cries of frustration and weariness. Thank you for countering those cries of frustration with love and reassurance. When I’m feeling knocked down, please remind me of this passage so that I may turn my back on the evil, frustrating influences and instead turn to you. Together we can drown out the evil and fill my heart with YOUR words, your direction.
Thank you, Lord, for being here/ there when I’m down and when I’m up.
Thank you for your reassurance and embrace.