October 24, 2023

Psalm 146: 1-10

1   Praise the LORD!
    Praise the LORD, O my soul!
2   I will praise the LORD as long as I live;
          I will sing praises to my God all my life long.


3   Do not put your trust in princes,
          in mortals, in whom there is no help.
4   When their breath departs, they return to the earth;
          on that very day their plans perish.


5   Happy are those whose help is the God of Jacob,
          whose hope is in the LORD their God,
6   who made heaven and earth,
          the sea, and all that is in them;
    who keeps faith forever;
7        who executes justice for the oppressed;
          who gives food to the hungry.


     The LORD sets the prisoners free;
8        the LORD opens the eyes of the blind.
    The LORD lifts up those who are bowed down;
          the LORD loves the righteous.
9   The LORD watches over the strangers;
          he upholds the orphan and the widow,
          but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.


10  The LORD will reign forever,
          your God, O Zion, for all generations.
    Praise the LORD!


Okay, God, I’m starting to sense a theme this week. You’ve got this. You’ve got me. I don’t have to have it all figured out. I just need to trust. All of the work that is before me is work that you have both called and equipped me for. And so I’ll trust. I’ll take the next most faithful step and believe that you see a picture bigger than the one I am seeing. And in all of it, I will praise you, for all of it, as long as I live. Amen. 

Written by Rev. Michelle Scott-Huffman (she/her), Campus Minister

Ekklesia at Missouri State University in Springfield, MO.

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