Scripture: Psalm 119:105-112
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.
I have taken an oath and confirmed it, that I will follow your righteous laws.
I have suffered much; preserve my life, Lord, according to your word.
Accept, Lord, the willing praise of my mouth, and teach me your laws.
Though I constantly take my life in my hands, I will not forget your law.
The wicked have set a snare for me, but I have not strayed from your precepts.
Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart.
My heart is set on keeping your decrees to the very end.
I got really stuck on 5th verse. Looked at several translations of this verse, seems like it means my life is constantly in danger. Does this mean because he is physically in danger from some person, or is he in danger because he takes his life in his hands meaning he tries to do things ahead of the Holy Spirit? Without the Lord’s blessing? Is he asking for God’s help, then trying to do it himself? I know the word, I understand the word, I know that I should pray for guidance and then actually let God guide me. Why are we always so impatient for God to do something or answer how we want?
Remember today that when I ask for God’s guidance, to actually wait for it. Maybe I should start by making sure I actually ask for God’s guidance in all things in the first place. More intentional.
Lord, forgive me for all the times I jump ahead of you. And wonder why it didn’t turn out like I thought it should. I seek your guidance, show me how to be patient for your direction. Thank you again for your word, may it be a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Amen.