Room to Breathe

photoThe king shall have joy in Your strength, O Lord; and in Your salvation how greatly shall he rejoice! Psalm 21:1

This past week has been incredibly difficult for me. With exhausting coordination, each area of my life presented a trial. Some trials were old and familiar, but upgraded to a new level of intensity. Some trials were new and required immediate attention. I know you’ve been there too. Perhaps you are there now.

Times like this cause us to feel hemmed in at all sides and that experience is so suffocating to the soul. My prayers have been something like, “oh, God…I feel like I can’t breathe…I just need some relief.”

In Psalm 21, we find David experiencing something similar. He is engaging with God as a leader, a king, and a person weighed down with responsibility. But he still finds joy in the Lord’s salvation.

Salvation can be described in a lot of ways, but in this verse, it simply means “ample space.”

…space between you and your suffering

…space between you and your anger

…space between you and your sorrow

…space between you and distress

It goes without saying that we will continue to experience the hard challenges of life. But because of the ample space that He provides, there will be relief and we will have room to breathe.


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