"O Lord, in your strength the king rejoices,
and in your salvation how greatly he exults!...
6 For you make him most blessed forever;
you make him glad with the joy of your presence.
7 For the king trusts in the Lord,
and through the steadfast love of the Most High he shall not be moved."
(psalm 21.1, 6-7)
oh Lord, forgive me for all the running i have been doing. for all the business, for putting good things in front of you. for choosing sin--worry, doubt, fear, control, wanting what You have said is not best for me--over time with You. i'm running back Father. o thank You for open arms! thank you for giving up Your only and beloved Son to give me freedom & the amazingness of forgiveness. break me over my sin. give me a heart that repents--for that is a heart that knows the sweetness of Your presence. that is a heart with a fountain of joy no circumstance can touch. guard me Jesus. i need you to fight for me, or the sin that crouches at my door and the darts of the enemy will surely overwhelm me and steal my joy.