As I started looking at this Psalm a while ago (I tend to be about ten Psalms in advance, not necessarily with my posts written, but with the verses and graphics made), I couldn't help but find myself in verse 3.
For I was envious of the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
I've shared this story in small portions enough that I don't feel a need to drudge it out again, but, a few years back, I walked away from the Lord. Not because I did not believe in Him but because I wanted to serve myself.
I spent somewhere between a year and two years juggling selfishness and Christianity. And it's all because I was envious of those I saw around me.
So this verse, it's all too familiar for me.
Eventually, Jesus broke me to a place where I decided that I had to choose one or the other. I could no longer do the balancing act of a good Christian when I was at church and a girl who had no desire to live for God every other moment.
I moved cities and let Jesus welcome me back.
The end of this Psalm is sweet to me.
Nevertheless, I am continually with you;
you hold my right hand.
You guide me with your counsel,
and afterward you will receive me to glory.
Whom have I in heaven but you?
And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
Because of the goodness of the Lord, He is the strength of my heart, and He is my portion forever.
What's your story? What did Jesus save you from?