David, God, prayer, Psalms, Trust

The Conversation

“You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.”

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you. Do not be like the horse or the mule, which have no understanding but must be controlled by bit and bridle, or they will not come to you.”

“Many are the woes of the wicked, but the Lord’s unfailing love
surrounds the man who trusts in Him”

“Lord, help me to trust you in everything so your melodious voice and unfailing love can wrap me up like a blanket, and I will walk secure on my path.  Don’t let me be a stubborn mule. Soften my heart. Amen” (Psalm 32:7-10 and Andy).

Have you ever found yourself listening to a conversation other people are having in the line at the grocery store or sitting on a plane? Some times I just can’t help myself, and I join in unless my kids are with me, and they are giving me the “Don’t do it Mom!” stare. Most people welcome the conversation, but others do not, and I walk away feeling silly.

But God always welcomes our dialogue though there is more to conversing with God than chiming in. He doesn’t just want us to talk to Him, but He also wants us to listen. He has something to say. Direction and counsel to give.

There is a reason we have two ears and one mouth.

The Psalms are often conversations between David and God. As I read them I  add my voice into the dialogue as I have above. Read the Psalm, chime in with your thoughts and petitions, but don’t forget to listen.

God always has something to say.

What would you add to this conversation?

Much grace,


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