“But how could we sing a song of the LORD in a foreign land?” – Psalm 137:4
I feel as if I am living in a foreign land these days. I have felt this way since my husband’s health crisis last summer. I do not recognize myself nor do I recognize my feelings. It is as if I am a stranger in a strange country.
So I read this psalm over and over and I know that I am not alone. Others too have felt like they were in a foreign land. It is one of my favorite scriptures to go to when I feel lost or afraid.
One of the things I love about the Psalms is that, no matter how I am feeling, I can usually find a psalm that speaks to my heart. Most, if not all, of our emotions can be found in these beautiful verses.
As I feel myself starting to return to the land of the living, I take time to just breathe and rest with God. And I pray that I always find my home in the Lord.
Perhaps it is time for me to leave this foreign land behind. I read the next psalm and wouldn’t you know?
It is time to sing.
“I thank you, Lord, with all my heart; in the presence of the angels to you I sing.” Psalm 138:1
Copyright 2012 Colleen Spiro