Psalm 55

I spent a couple of days rereading Psalm 55 – it is very reassuring. I was drawn in by the first verse, but it continues. The psalm begins with:

God, listen to my prayer
and do not ignore my plea for help.

The psalmist describes fear and seeking shelter in the next few verses, and the resumes by describing the environment in the city.

Lord, confuse and confound their speech,
for I see violence and strife in the city;

day and night they make the rounds on its walls.
Crime and trouble are within it;
destruction is inside it;
oppression and deceit never leave its marketplace.

There is a call for the Lord’s protection along with a reminder that God will protect the psalmist in the middle of the battle. The psalm ends with a reminder that we can trust in the Lord.

Cast your burden on the Lord,
and He will sustain you;
He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.

God, You will bring them down
to the Pit of destruction;
men of bloodshed and treachery
will not live out half their days.
But I will trust in You.

How are you reminded of the Lord’s protection? He’s available anytime.

I had another quiet week at work and stopped by the library again. More Agatha Christie novels arrived. I requested them because I like having a variety of reading material at home (I’m still reading a book in Italian and an American history book), plus winter is on the horizon. It was even snowing earlier. I got my garden cleaned up just in time – except for my broccoli. That’s going to stay out for awhile longer. It likes the cold and the taste actually improves after a frost.

I was able to finish some more writing, and finished a few more books. Feel free to check out my Goodreads author page – it also lists some books I’m currently reading, if you would like to join me.

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