The Loving Hand of God
I hope you have all had a lovely week!
Well, mine was amazing, but a bit scary.
If you have followed my blog for sometime now, you know that I have this deep innate desire for learning, research, and understanding why things are the way they are.
I have always loved reading about topics on history, religion, astronomy, and anything that can interest me.
Anyway, so I began studying about a certain religion this week. I gathered quite some interesting information, but I was also disturbed by some of my findings.
Each time I have gone to bed this week, I have had a very uncomfortable night. Scary dreams, restlessness at night and even insomnia. Which is odd for me.
So yesterday at night as I was tossing and turning, wondering what was going on this week. It hit me. The time I had been spending reading on this religion had seriously been affecting me.
I have studied quite a number of religions (not that I also understand them fully) but there was a darkness about this one that I believe God did not even want me delving into. He has graced other people for that so that they can use it for His glory, but not me. And I am A-OK with that.
Now that I had figured out what was causing all this disturbance. I just prayed about it and asked for His forgiveness and immediately deleted the documents I had been using as research.
I wrote this Psalm at midnight and went back to bed. This time, I slept like a baby!
A Psalm of Agnes,
(When she charged unknowingly into dark uncharted territories and the Lord rescued her.)
I love you O Lord my God, for you have been so, so, so, good to me.
The Lord is Yahweh. And He is loving.
O how wonderful is the Lord God of my fathers Abraham, Isaac, David and Israel.
He watches over me day and night.
He walks with me in the cool of the morning, in the heat of the midday sun, and in the breeze of the night.
He is my Loving Savior.
He keeps me from evil all day long.
He guides my steps within His safe and secured boundaries.
His eyes are always upon me as a hawk’s is to his prey.
He is Yahweh, the Lord of all lords, and the King of all kings.
There is no other God like unto Him.
He is the creator of all things.
He is the beginning and the end.
He is almighty, all powerful, and truly faithful. (Really He is. Goodness I honestly marvel!)
My Father, My King, My Master, and My God.
He reached into the darkness that had ensnared my heart, troubled my mind, and vexed my spirit; and He illuminated His light upon it; and every dark shadow fled like a whirlwind.
Every stronghold bowed before His mighty presence.
Great is the Lord God of the heavens and the earth.
His light trampled down every single thought or deed that tried to exalt itself above the knowledge of His truth; and brought to shame the darkness of that evil masquerader.
O how wonderful are Your ways O Lord, how unsearchable are Your thoughts and manner of working.
Lord that You would be concerned with my every single action. With my lying down, with my tea breaks, with my eating or drinking, and even with my vehement desire for knowledge that got me into trouble in the first place.
That You would desire I involve You in every single activity in my life; so that You should order each one into the steps of righteousness.
How merciful is Your nature, how gracious is Your character.
Even as I walked into those dark uncharted territories, You had already gone before me, to lead me out lovingly, and back to Your eternal presence.
I adore You my Lord and my God.
You are the true and the living God.
My King and my all.
My Father and my best friend.
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