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2011 Note from Evange

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.” (Psalm 91:1-2)

How do I abide when the constant cacophony of ambition, desire, and pride demands my attention, urging me to “press on”?
How do I say–declare–”My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust,” when I still make futile attempts to be my own refuge and my own fortress?
What if I don’t trust in God?

I am now a “working woman”–my frequent flier miles, worn-out black heels, and business cards attest to that! Yet amidst my frantic attempts to assume this whole “grown-up” thing, I have been reminded time and time again of the verses in Psalm 37 that my parents had me recite when I was much younger. Fret not yourself. Trust in the Lord. Delight yourself in the Lord. Commit your way to the Lord. Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him.

How do I abide? I must fret not and trust in Him. He is patient and true.
How do I say “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust,”? I must delight myself in Him, committing my ways to Him. He is faithful.
How do I trust in God? I must be still before Him and wait patiently. He is merciful and good.

Soli Deo Gloria!

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