There is no shame…

in blogging twice within an hour.

I write. I just have to. It’s how I get things out of the gerbil cage that is my mind.

Psalm 116:7
Be at rest once again, o my soul, for the Lord has been good to you.

In all the things that are in my mind, and all the worries, fears, frets, and discouraging thoughts that fly in and out between my ears, this is the constant that I have to hold tightly. That no matter what the situation looks like, no matter what I feel (or don’t feel), no matter how safe I think I am or how vulnerably my heart beats, this is what I know to be true. I can rest. He has been good to me. He is being good to me. He will be good to me.

Because that’s just how I roll, here’s the same verse in other versions:

The Message:
I said to myself, “Relax and rest. God has showered you with blessings.”

The Amplified Bible:
Return to your rest, O my soul, for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you.

Italian (because that’s how cool is):
Ritorna, anima mia, al tuo riposo, perché l’Eterno ti ha colmata di beni.

And for my Marie, French:
Retrouve donc ta paix, mon âme, car l’Eternel t’a fait du bien.

And a little Hebrew lesson for you (cause I’m a dork)– the word for “bountifully” in Hebrew is gamal— which means to repay, to reward, to deal fully with.

I like that- God has dealt (and is dealing) fully with me.

Isn’t that the truth.

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