Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Psalm 124 A Place of Safety in the Flood

Have you noticed how one negative thought can quickly turn a positive state of mind into a chaotic mess? These thoughts are extremely destructive and have been compared to wild beasts in this poem. They certainly wreak havoc on our state of mind when we allow them to linger. When we are overwhelmed with thoughts based in the deluge of material and worldly consciousness (flood, raging waters), we can always turn to God for help.

When we keep our thoughts focused on the Lord (blessed be the Lord), this flood need not overcome us. We may go to the brink of being caught, but God will always bring us back (the snare is broken, and we have escaped). We need only embrace Spirit’s power and presence in our lives. It is not through our efforts to solve our problem alone, but by the grace of God (inspired by our faith) that we are delivered.

And so it is! Amen!