Psa 38:9 Lord, all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee.
Lord, all my desire is before thee - That is, Thou knowest all that I would ask or that I need. This is the expression of one who felt that his only hope was in God, and that He fully understood the case. There was no need of repeating the request. He was willing to leave the whole case with God.
Lord, all my desire is before thee - I long for nothing so much as thy favor; and for this my heart is continually going out after thee. Instead of אדני Adonai, Lord, several of Dr. Kennicott’s MSS. have יהוה Yehovah.
9 Lord, all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee.
“Lord, all my desire is before thee.” If unuttered, yet perceived. Blessed be God, he reads the longings of our hearts; nothing can be hidden from him; what we cannot tell to him he perfectly understands. The Psalmist is conscious that he has not exaggerated, and therefore appeals to heaven for a confirmation of his words. The good Physician understands the symptoms of our disease and sees the hidden evil which they reveal, hence our case is safe in his hands. “And my groaning is not hid from thee.”
In the midst of his complaints, he comforts himself with the cognizance God graciously took both of his griefs and of his prayers (Psa_38:9): “Lord, all my desire is before thee. Thou knowest what I want and what I would have: My groaning is not hidden from thee. Thou knowest the burdens I groan under and the blessings I groan after.” The groanings which cannot be uttered are not hidden from him that searches the heart and knows what is the mind of the Spirit, Rom_8:26, Rom_8:27.
In singing this, and praying it over, whatever burden lies upon our spirits, we would by faith cast it upon God, and all our care concerning it, and then be easy.
So what is your desire dear reader for the coming year?
Lets first look at the word desire in Hebrew.
From H183 (abbreviated); a longing; by implication a delight (subjectively satisfaction, objectively a charm): - dainty, desire, X exceedingly, X greedily, lust (ing), pleasant. See also H6914.
Note you may recall my message with that title graves of the longing and how it alludes to the desert, it is in this word.
From the feminine plural of H6913 and H8378 with the article inteposed; graves of the longing; Kibroth hat Taavh, a place in the Desert: - Kibroth-hattaavah.
A primitive root; to wish for: - covet, (greatly) desire, be desirous, long, lust (after).
So what do you desire, wish for, hope for, what is your hearts desire?
The last few posts have had some bad news, the 2013 Judgments, this message is for those who are truly His. Remnant ones, because we are not called to wrath, because the lords Judgments are not on us, we can have the desire to do great things, in strength, as said, we will be strong and do great exploits. We should not be fearful, discouraged or let down, we have seen this coming, we have seen the past few years and we know what is ahead.
We know, because of this we have been in spiritual preparation, we should have a sound mind, a cheerful, joyful countenance.
The lords countenance shines on us and in us, we have great hope in what ever is down the road. Eternal life alone, what a grand desire, a great hope. We may have dreams, ideas, hopes, desires, to the remnant, yes things are serious, but our lord has us covered. We are no better than anyone else, just sinners saved by grace, but saved we are, and spared many shall be.
Personally, I have a desire and it is coming to pass, to start a new church in 2013, in a home, but a Church. I have an herbal business I am working on, yet another attempt to do on-line, and off line sales and consultations of my herbals I will be making. I have not given up, I will never give up, I need a income and I need it fast, no offerings of late, no work, no nothing, but I will keep on trying and not just sit on my hands, amen. I do not have a dime, but I have hope, faith and a dream. Dear saint dream on, work on, forge ahead, listen to the lord closely in 2013, many will start to get things sorted out, Pella is on the way. The lord will make known to you and give you direction, he will even do exceedingly, abundantly, above all we could ask or think. Take courage in that word, your not dead, a living dog is better than a dead lion. There are souls to be won, ground to take. Business, life for some, will be better than 2012.
We do not know what is ahead, but it will be ordered by the lord, the lord will order our steps. We have so many promises of hope, what can we desire but more of the lords presence. His glory shines on those that are his, and as the title says on my new CD ' Smile In The Storm'
That is what we should do, by the lords grace, power we can and we will, smile in the storm.
Every year I meditate on one verse and it is when Paul said.
This ONE THING I DO, I no longer look behind, but ahead......
This one thing we must do, 2012 is gone, it can not be changed, the remnant ones in 2012 learned more, prayed more and became better, not bitter. At times we slipped and fell, but the lord picked us up, brushed off the dust and dirt, embraced us in his Fatherly love, and said, I am with you, now carry on. Go and do all I have told you, with no fear, full of faith, hope, love and trust, yes dear saint, we will reach the other side. And we will smile in the coming storm of 2013.