Another Psalm for the morning, brought to you every Saturday morning at 7am (NZT time).
Thank you Lord for this day
Help me throughout the day
I fall short
Help me faith jump, bridge gaps,
keep my eyes on you while I walk on water.
the waves, the wind, the irrational,
I go to you and in the solus of your salvation, love, kindness and help, I’m safe.
For where I’m weak, you’re strong.
In Jesus’ name,
Note from the author:
I wanted to write in short chunks hence why there’s a sort of listing or bullet point feel to the poem. Why? Because for a morning prayer, it’s pretty long but the good news is, it doesn’t have long sentences or words or unnecessary conjectures.
Solus, means “alone” i.e. We are saved in Christ alone and in his death and resurrection, and nothing else brings us salvation.
This psalm hopefully conjures up a picture in your mind of Peter walking on water towards Jesus. He steps out of the boat, hits the water but doesn’t sink, and continues to walk. Now imagine, it’s not Peter on the water, but it’s YOU.
You’re taking that step out of the boat and you’re walking to Jesus. Keep your eyes on him so that the waves, wind and your rational brain telling you that what you’re doing now is illogical, are SILENCED. So that in the solus of Jesus, there, you find help and that you can do impossible things.
I hope whenever you pray this psalm, you’ll be excited for the day ahead.
IF you wake up and you’re extremely tired, then this is another prayer you could use which says the same thing as the one above:
Lord, Help me walk on water, Jesus’ name, Amen.
Have a blessed, water-walking day 🙂