Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
2 Samuel 15:-16:13
David knew only one way to deal with the anguish of being hunted down by his son. He took to the streets dressed as a beggar and opened himself up to all kinds of taunting, criticism and stone throwing. Most importantly, though, he did not lose his faith in God, but listened for God’s voice in the midst of his suffering. Like David, I too meet adversaries and adversities along the journey of life. Do I react by returning insult for insult, injury for injury? Or am I prepared, like David, to trust God and listen for the Lord’s word being spoken into, around and through my anguish? Christ Jesus, speak to me in my adversities and anguish.
You, O Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, and the one who lifts up my head... I lie down and sleep and wake again, for the Lord sustains me. (Psalm 3:3,5)
O Lord, I place myself in your hands and dedicate myself to you.
Soli gloriam dei .
Beverly Illauq lives in Kemptville, Ontario, where she greets each morning by seeking the Gospel Mystery of the Day - the Word of the Lord for direct and practical application to the specific challenges & joys of the day.