Awkward and Anxious

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

So I've had a lot of questions from the residents (catch up: I'm working at a retirement community as a server) about whether or not I'm going back to school or what I'm doing this fall (they must really plan ahead, it's only February). I've told a few about my application and word has spread (they're big gossips). So now's the part where I stand around anxiously, looking at my phone and waiting for a call with a Chicago area code. Not that I even know what a Chicago area code is. Besides the point. So I'm just going to leave you with a Psalm today about doing God's will- I think that's appropriate for the time.

Psalm 40:1-11 (NRSV)

I waited patiently for the Lord;
he inclined to me and heard my cry.
He drew me up from the desolate pit,
out of the miry bog,
and set my feet upon a rock,
making my steps secure.
He put a new song in my mouth,
a song of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear,
and put their trust in the Lord.

Happy are those who make
the Lord their trust,
who do not turn to the proud,
to those who go astray after false gods.
You have multiplied, O Lord my God,
your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us;
none can compare with you.
Were I to proclaim and tell of them,
they would be more than can be counted.

Sacrifice and offering you do not desire,
but you have given me an open ear.

Burnt offering and sin offering
you have not required.
Then I said, "Here I am;
in the scroll of the book it is written of me.
I delight to do your will, O my God;
your law is within my heart."

I have told the glad news of deliverance
in the great congregation;
see, I have not restrained my lips,
as you know, O Lord.
I have not hidden your saving help within my heart,
I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation;
I have not concealed your steadfast love and your faithfulness
from the great congregation.

Do not, O Lord, withhold
your mercy from me;
let your steadfast love and your faithfulness
keep me safe forever.

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