PSALM 1-3 Blessed happy, fortunate (to be envied) are the undefiled — the upright, truly sincere and blameless — in the way (of the revealed will of God); who walk — that is order their conduct and conversation — in (the whole of God’s revealed will) the law of the Lord. 

2. Blessed happy, fortunate (to be envied) are they who keep His testimonies, and who seek, inquire for and of Him and crave him with the whole heart.

3. Yes they do no unrighteousness–no willful wandering from His precepts; they walk in His ways.  Amp.

DEFINITIONS

Undefiled – C) entire, integrity, truth, without blemish, complete, full, sound, without spot. whole. sincerely upright.

The Psalm is telling us the way to true happiness is to be good. The heart must be whole, meaning not broken. When their are hurts their is usually a lot of pain. When there is a lot of pain, there is usually conduct that is reacting out of wounds. Most people have a lot of hurts from the past that are in need of healing through no fault of their own. The main problem is usually unforgiveness.

A while back I bought a Joyce Meyer book because My daughter, Malina went to see Her and bought some of her tapes and books. I had not heard of her and was interested in what Malina was listening to. The book I bought was Beauty For Ashes.

It was a wonderful book that gave her testimony of how the Lord had healed her of the sexual abuse she had endured when she was young. I thought the precepts that she gave were only for those who had been sexually abused. As I read, every word was ministering to me. I had been married twice. One good marriage and one not so good. I had never thought of myself as abused.

Painful hurts can be buried so deep, that you are not even aware of them. The one thing she kept saying, was how it is possible to react out of painful wounds from the past, without knowing the cause. So many things started to become clear. I had so many deep hurts, that I tried my best to forget. But they were down deep festering.

The Lord sees the reason behind every why and what, that we do. He is extremely loving and patient with the wounded. I thought my hurts were no big deal compared to others. But it was a big deal to the Lord. This was after my husband Gary had died. The Lord was saying it was time to be healed.

She spoke about about doorways of pain in her book. She said the Lord would lead you through similar circumstances to bring healing. I really did not like that chapter. It was so hard for me. It was like being hurt all over again, but this time you had to do it God’s way. That meant no complaining, being thankful and positive when all you want to do is cry and say, “why me!”

Reacting out of past wounds is when you throw a fit for no reason. You are hurting but you don’t know why. It just hurts. I know it took me years to be healed. There was so much pain until one day there was none. The Lord had so much love and patience with me. He was always gentle when I was not. He could see the end result and knew all this would be behind me one day.

The condition of our heart is so important. We want so desperately to be whole and walk in all of His ways. If there are things in the way, you must give yourself time to be healed. It is painful, but it is temporary. He is the only answer.

Psalm 16:6-9 The lines are fallen for me in pleasant places; yes, I have a good heritage.

7. I will bless the Lord Who has given me counsel; yes my heart instructs me in the night seasons.

8. I have set the Lord continually before me; because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

9. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory (my inner self) rejoices: my body too shall rest and confidently dwell in safety.

Now this is one of my favorite Psalms. I can rejoice because my heart is healed and can be all that Psalm 16 says it should be. The Lord knows what we need and is always leading us to a fruitful place. Take his hand and let Him lead you to wholeness and safety. One day all the pain will be gone. That is His promise, Rev. 21:4.

SONG — IN HIS PRESENCE — HOLY GROUND — GERON DAVIS

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