Tuesday, January 20, 2009

It is well, with my soul

If you are wondering, Bethany is not starving, she caved soon after my blog post this morning. She ate enough of her left overs to get a bowl of Cheerios. Guess what, no ungratefulness at our dinner table tonight. Joseph and Bethany both happily gobbled up their meal. Bethany even ate mushrooms, a famous dislike for her. She said that they weren't nasty and she liked them.
As much of a historical day this is, it's been really normal at our house. I didn't get a shower until 3:30, or the mail, that comes at 9:00, until 5:30. Just a normal day. The kids and I watched the inauguration of President Barack Obama. As I heard the president's eloquent words and saw the happy faces in the crowd, I was reminded of this scripture.

Psalm 20:7
Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.
My hope in President Obama and the change he promises is very thin. He is but a man.
Yet, God He is a strong tower. (Psalm 18:10)
Psalm 33:4-22
For the word of the LORD is right and true; he is faithful in all he does.
The LORD loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love. By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, their
starry host by the breath of his mouth.
He gathers the waters of the sea into jars; he puts the deep into storehouses.
Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the people of the world revere him.

For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm.
The LORD foils the plans of the nations; he thwarts the purposes of the peoples.
But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through
all generations.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he chose for his inheritance.
From heaven the LORD looks down and sees all humankind; from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth— he who forms the hearts of all, who
considers everything they do.
No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength.
A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save.
But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine.
We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.
In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name.
May your unfailing love be with us, LORD, even as we put our hope in you.

I don't know about you , but I find these words much stronger and reassuring than the well written speech I heard today. I choose to trust in God. How awesome is my God.


Mom said...

Amen! God is awesome and worthy of our trust!

Angela said...

I have to say as I watched the inauguration I was in a saddened and confused state at the amount of people who turned out to watch, the ALL day coverage on TV, and the tears and raising of hands as if this man were a god. As many were excited anticipating the change Obama promises to bring, I questioned if such a big deal would have been made had it been Jesus in that spotlight. I am like you Miranda, I know that we can only trust completely in God, not a man. I have to trust that even if I'm uncomfortable with the man in office, God is still in control!