Restless, I wandered room to room searching for a place of solitude—finding none. The house was bustling with activity. Dash, the rescue kitty, sneaked a peek at our two Jack Russell terriers. A symphony of chaos erupted when Guinness and Kinsey saw the cat.
“Take the dogs out! The barking is driving me crazy!” I commanded.
Heavy footfalls of five grandkids, ranging in age from ten to nineteen, stomped through the house to tend to the barking dogs and a barking Mama.
“Lord help!” I pray.
Opening my Bible, the Lord answered my plea for help with praise from David in Psalm 145. As I studied God’s Word, I underlined each attribute of God contained in this passage. My heart swelled as I read of God’s goodness and His compassion and active care for His children.
In between the barking dogs and kid chaos, God met me and provided the solitude my soul craved. From the ancient Psalm of David God reminded me of these attributes of Himself:
Worthy of Praise
Slow to anger
Rich in love
Faithful to all this promises
Upholds the fallen
Lifts the oppressed
Satisfies with His open hand
Fulfills desires of those who fear Him
Hears our cry
Watches, preserves, and guards all who love Him.
God also taught me we cannot control our circumstances, but we can control our response and the direction of our praise.
How does reading these attributes of God change the outlook of your current situation?
“The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.” (Psalm 145:18)
~April Dawn White
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