Our Lives, His Story

Psalm 113

Psalm 113

Who is like the Lord our God?

“Praise the LORD! Praise, O servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD! Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and forevermore! From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the LORD is to be praise! The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens! Who is like the LORD our God, who is seated on high, who looks far down on the heavens and the earth? He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap, to make them sit with princes, with the princes of his people. He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the LORD!”

Two different people have sent us Psalm 113:9 as a promise to claim over our lives. Jordan’s aunt Betsy sent it to me and a mentor of ours sent it to jordan…pretty much around the same time. The other day I spent some time reading it and really felt blessed by the Lord from this passage.

First of all the title of the passage is “Who is like the Lord our God?” I was shocked that this was the title of the passage because that is basically what Micaiah’s name means. I felt even more like this passage was for me.

The reference to the rising sun is like that in Lamentations 3, which is the passage we read at Micaiah’s service. It is a hopeful reminder to me of His mercies that are new every morning.

The nations are mentioned here. I know that He has a purpose for us being in India. And I know that He will use all that we are going through to be a blessing to families here. He will be praised among the nations and we hope to see new praise spring up here in India.

Raising the poor from the dust and the needy from ashes resonates with me as well. I long for Him to raise me up out of these ashes. He is raising me up but it’s not a quick and easy process. Jordan and I are both ready for restoration and we are hoping that it will come soon.

And lastly there is the reference to making the barren woman the joyful mother of children. I’m not barren but I have lost 3 children. There is an emptiness in me like that of the barren woman. I’m looking forward to the day when I’m overwhelmed with joy because my house is full of children – even if they are all crazy like their daddy :)

So I’m waiting to see how He moves. I’m hopeful…but at times it is a struggle to have hope. He is good and is strong and I’m thankful I can fall on Him when I’m weak. There truly is no one like our God. I’m so thankful to be His.

 

4 Comments
  1. Love this Lauren! So good. Thankful for y’all and miss y’all already. We are fighting for you here. Love you!

  2. So encouraged by your blog, Lauren! Praying the Lord overwhelms you & Jordan with His kindness & faithfulness. You all are so precious to Jesus & the church. My faith has been strengthened by watching you both crawl through this rough period of your life together. Praying for your laughter to be present in the days to come. Proverbs 31.25.