Waiting at Your Feet

There is deep and wisdom in quietness and peace
There is transforming knowledge in stillness and ease
There is nothing else with us, with You and me
Just blessed forgetfulness of all that is and can be
No distractions of things important temporarily
No burdens and cares, just the lightness of free
I wait as Your words introduce my soul to meet
A love discovered waiting at Your feet

There

There in the still dark morning
There in the half window half reflection
There with my solitary thoughts
There I called for Your affection

And there You answered gently
There, with Your peaceful word
Peace, You did bring with ease
And peace is what my heart heard

By faith the great kings ruled
By faith theologians defied
By grace the sinner found hope
So by grace my heart relied

There in the empty hall
There with a mirror-lined wall
There where divine met the small
There You answered my call

Divine Restoration

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. (‭Psalm‬ ‭51‬:‭10‬ ESV)

Create. The word means more than just to make something. In fact, it means an act only God can truly achieve. It means forming something out of nothing.

After King David’s great sin of adultery with Bathsheba and the murder of her husband, Uriah, and after being confronted by the prophet Nathan, he composed this Psalm as part of his repentance. It’s one of my favorite Psalms for 2 reasons:

1. I can relate with the inner turmoil of knowing that one has done evil and of the fear that comes with an awareness that one’s relationship with God is not right.

2. It’s a reminder of God’s graciousness. That no matter how dark our sin, we are free to approach Him, in humility, yes, in awe of His power, yes, but also in secure relationship.

We can go back to Him, as dirty as we really are, still fully loved.

In the verse, David uses the word “create” to admit that there’s nothing clean about him. That if he was going to have a clean heart, God would have to make it out of nothing. David was admitting, “God, there’s nothing pure about me, no righteousness of my own. Please make the heart You desire, even if you have to make it out of nothing.”

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