The Meditation of My Heart


In 586 BCE, the Kingdom of Judah fell into captivity by the Babylonian Empire and Nebuchadnezzar.  Most of the population of Judah was deported or taken captive, and the Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed.  

Psalms 137:1, 3-4
By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion. For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.  How shall we sing the LORD’s song in a strange land?

Several years ago, I reached a point in my life where I felt as though I had been carried away captive.  The traditional theology presented to me by the LDS church was unable to fulfill my search for happiness.  For several years, I was terrified that the solution I was searching for could only be found outside the LDS church, and I did not want to leave.  Yet, the traditional songs of Zion rang hollow.

Psalms 19:14
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

As I found myself drifting away from the LDS church theologically, I learned to trust in meditation, pondering, and prayer.  Most importantly, I have learned to trust my heart & soul.  I am once again proud to sing the songs of Zion.  They don’t have the same meaning to me that they used to, but they remain the songs of Zion.  It is my prayer that the Lord will indeed accept the meditation of my heart and the songs of my soul.  

2 comments to The Meditation of My Heart

  • Trust and faith is something we all have to learn in this life… I like that video. I also like the version of the song done by Sublime's lead singer, Brad Nowell. It's acoustic and it's great. You're great too.

  • das, I also like the Sublime version of this song, but YouTube was unable to provide a decent quality version I was comfortable posting here.