Praying the Psalms: 16,17

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Three verses always stand out to me in this portion of the Lectionary.

Psalm 16:6 The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant [places]; yea, I have a goodly heritage.

Psalm 16:8 I have set the LORD always before me: because [he is] at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

Psalm 17:8 Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,

Whenever I consider all of the places I have been and all of the struggles and troubles I have been through I have to say with the psalmist that I do indeed have a goodly heritage, and I have to say that where I am today is only because of how I have been kept and hidden.

Refuge is a great theme if the Psalms and one which many of us struggle with. I would much rather think myself equal to any task or trial then think I might need to lean on any person whether divine or human. Yet my life reveals again and again that I cannot “go it alone”.

Can you?

Journal: Are your lines in a pleasant place? Who keeps you?

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