When doubts rise up and leave me trembling. As powerful as arrows they strike the heart, building armoured walls that keep Love at bay.
A Lectio Divina meditation on Psalm 64 from Nan Merrill’s book Psalms for Praying
Experience stillness and in the quiet hear what God is offering from these rich and hope-filled words
O You who hear all hearts, hear
preserve my life when fears
when the pangs of jealousy pierce
like a two-edged sword,
When doubts rise up and leave me
As powerful as arrows they strike
building armoured walls that
keep Love at bay.
They cling like parasites upon their
murmuring secretly in the
“Who can see us?
Who can cast us out?
We have hidden ourselves well, we
will hold strong.”
For our inward minds and hearts
Yet the Beloved will root them out
they will be loosened suddenly.
Because of their insecurity, they will
run and falter; and
all who see new life arise
Then the peoples will be in awe;
they will tell of all the Beloved
and ponder the power of Love.
Let those who have Awakened rejoice
in the Beloved,
let them celebrate with glad
Let all who know Love give witness
to our birthright!