This has been one of those weeks where the minutes don’t drag on; they race by, and it there doesn’t seem to be enough time to get things done. When I realize I’m rushing from one project to the next, I try to slow down by spending some time in the Psalms.
One of the Psalms that helps me manage the pace of life’s dizzying race is Psalm 103:
1 Bless the Lord, O my soul;
And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
2 Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits:
3 Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases,
4 Who redeems your life from destruction,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
There are four things that I think about when I read this Psalm:
- I need to get the right start by saying : “Bless the Lord, O my soul”
- I need to take an inventory so I don’t “forget” my resources.”
- I need to total my assets or “benefits.”
- I need to see God at work: He forgives, heals, redeems, crowns, and satisfies.
- I need to gauge my power: I am “renewed like the eagle.”
I encourage you to read the Psalm again and use the list above as a guide. I hope it helps you as much as it does me.