If you’ve read the scriptures listed for today’s reading, you’ll note that there is absolutely nothing about being untied or tied. Maybe I’m dyslexic, but I read this:
Teach me your way, O Lord,
that I may walk in your truth;
[untie] my heart to fear your name.
Psalm 86:11 (ESV)
Now, the verse doesn’t say untie, it says unite. But it got me thinking all the same.
I believe that, as much as our hearts need to be united, sometimes, they also need to be untied. We can get so turned around every which way, that we’ve forgotten where we started and can no longer tell the beginning from the end.
There are times where we need to cry out as David did.
Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer;
listen to my plea for grace.
In the day of my trouble I call upon you,
for you answer me.
Psalm 86:6-7 (ESV)
In those times when we’ve lost our way and our hearts are tied up in knots, we can call to God and He will answer. He will patiently help us to untangle ourselves from the messes we make.
But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.
Psalm 86:15 (ESV)
Daily Bible reading: Psalm 85-87; Romans 9