I Will Not Be Shaken

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“I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night

my heart instructs me. I keep my eyes always

on the Lord. With Him at my right hand

I will not be shaken.”

Psalm 16: 7,8

When times are tough, is often the right time to praise the Lord, even when we don’t feel like it!

But notice also, the Psalmist is saying how he keeps his eyes on the Lord. In other words, he is not ruled by his circumstances, and he is trusting the One who made him.!

And notice the result – he has confidence now that God is with him, and he will not be shaken. Everything is going to work out for the best.

Lord God thank you for being there for us, each and every day. Help us to focus on you, and not our circumstances. We trust in you Lord, so strengthen our faith. Amen.

     

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quote from the NIV Bible

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Tragedies

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There are times we don’t know what to say,

a silence of deep grieving, pulling us

further away

from courage, and yet

in the pain always the proof

we were made, with God’s heart

to strengthen

and bring hope

to each other.

   

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His Love Endures Forever

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“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.”

Psalm 118:29

This very famous verse is so powerful, because it reminds us to give thanks to Him, and that He is good! In our crazy, mixed up world, this portion refocuses our minds on the goodness of God, and on the goodness of His love enduring forever, and ever, and ever!!!

Ain’t that so cool?!!

We praise You our God, help us to always dwell on Your goodness, especially in the tough times. Amen!!

 

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quote from the NIV Bible

 

The Everlasting Arms

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“The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath

are the everlasting arms.”

Deuteronomy 33:27a

   

When we say that God is eternal, we are strengthened by the fact He is always there. The One who existed before time began, is our refuge!

And the next part of this verse is even more encouraging. Underneath are His everlasting arms! What a wonderful illustration, of God being our strength. We can trust in Him, and rely on Him, even through circumstances we don’t understand.

Heavenly Father, we trust in You, and thank you that You are there, You are here with us, always and forever! Amen.

    

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quote from the NIV Bible

Rejoicing Comes in the Morning

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“Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people;

praise his holy name. For his anger

lasts only a moment, but his favor

lasts a lifetime; weeping

may stay for the night,

but rejoicing comes

in the morning.”

Psalm 30: 4, 5

    

One of the wonderful things about the Psalms is that they are so real, speaking to us many times as if they know what we are going through.

There are times of weeping but fortunately they are brief, and in the end…..there is rejoicing!

Heavenly Father, thank You that You see the big picture. Help us not to worry, but to trust You, and even sing songs in the midst of the storms of our lives. Amen.

   

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quote from the NIV Bible

My Help Comes from the Lord

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“I lift up my eyes to the mountains – where does my help come from?

My help comes from the Lord,

the Maker

of heaven and earth.” 

Psalm 121: 1, 2

It seems so easy at times to follow God, and be filled with faith, especially when things are going well. But when circumstances knock us down, and we feel like we’ve been beaten with a club, it seems difficult to believe that He loves us.

We have no control over the terrible things, do we?

These verses are the ones my wife stood on, while going through cancer, a blood cancer, and horrific health problems over a period of years. The Lord gave them to her to dwell on. It was a living nightmare for all of us (including our children)  and yet we learned how to survive.

Not only does our help come from God, but He is the One that has made everything!

Lord God help us to trust in You no matter what we face. And help us to have faith, that You really do love us. Amen.

   

Prayer, Commentary, and Image Copyright© 2017, WalkingthroughPsalms quote from the NIV Bible

 

This Little Light of Mine

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“The human spirit is the lamp of the Lord that sheds light on one’s inmost being.” 

Proverbs 20: 27

I think this verse is telling us that God works through us, and specifically through our spirits (the internal part that we cannot see).

Our spirit is so important, that it serves as a lamp. Remember the children’s song “This Little Light of Mine”?

And when He does work through us, we indeed become light for ourselves and for others.

Heavenly Father, help us to live for you and be a light shining brightly! Amen.

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quote from the NIV Bible

 

It is Good to Praise the Lord

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“It is good to praise the Lord and make music

to your name, O Most High,

proclaiming your love in the morning

and your faithfulness

at night…”

Psalm 92: 1, 2

      

When our hearts are filled with praise, it suddenly becomes easier to look forward to the future, and to be hopeful. 

Lord God help us to praise you, remembering Your love and faithfulness! Amen.

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Adonai Yireh

 

100_1837Adonai – from the Hebrew, meaning “the Lord”, the boss, the ultimate One in charge.

Yireh – also from the Hebrew, meaning our provider, the One who supplies our needs.

Some are familiar with the term Jehovah Jireh, which is not really Hebrew, and comes to us through German, but the meaning is the same.

By the way there is no “J” sound in Hebrew.

 Lord God we are so grateful that you are in charge, and that by your mercy and care for us, you provide for all of our needs. Amen.

 

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quote from the NIV Bible