Take A Selah Moment

Take a Selah Moment

In Psalms three the word Selah is used three times. It is the first mention of the word in that usage. I have heard numerous definitions of the word but I like what Charles Spurgeon said about it, it means to pause and reflect about what has been said and what is going to be said.  
 
If we look at verse .1 and .2 LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! Many are they that rise up against me. Many there be which say of my soul, there is no help for him in God. Selah
   
David has just shared his complaint before the LORD he has been thinking about his problems but now he pauses to reflect about what he is going to say in verse .3 and .4 But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me: my glory, and the lifter up of my head. I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah  
The Selah allowed him to think about his burdens in the light of God’s goodness and power. If they were placed opposite on the balancing scale the goodness of God would outweigh the burdens.
 
He needed the Selah moment to put things in perspective because his troubles were overwhelming his soul.
 
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do your problems seem to be getting bigger? Maybe you need a Selah moment where you can take your burdens to the Lord and compare them with his love for you and faithfulness to you. Compare them with his ability and his promises and you too will find rest for your soul. Verse .5 I laid me down and slept…

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