I Will Not Be Shaken

100_1457

“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.

     

Prayer, Commentary, and Image Copyright© 2017, WalkingthroughPsalms

quote from the NIV Bible

Advertisements

He Showed Me the Wonders of His Love

20150922_180032

“Praise be to the Lord, for he showed me the wonders

of his love

when I was in a city under siege.”

Psalm 31: 21

   

Wow, have you ever felt like you were in a city being attacked on every side? Some days can be like that, and it may not be a matter of people attacking, but things can go so terribly wrong. For example, you’re late for work, and the car won’t start, and the dog just threw up and needs to be taken to the vet!

But look at how God responds to us. In these really tough moments, He showed the Psalmist the wonders of His love! Wow, is that cool or what??

Father God You know how we need you in those moments that things are falling apart around us. Thank you My God, that You are right there in the midst of these times. Please encourage us, and help us by giving us a calm spirit, and wisdom on how to deal with it. Amen and amen!

    

Prayer, Commentary, and Image Copyright© 2017, WalkingthroughPsalms

quote from the NIV Bible

Praise the Lord All You Nations

20170317_130107

“Praise the Lord all you nations; extol him, all you peoples.

For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness

of the Lord endures forever.

Praise the Lord.”

Psalm 117

  

Is it really God’s will that all peoples praise Him? Yes!! And Amen. Now that doesn’t mean you have to believe the way I believe, or even sit in a church with wooden pews during worship.

I love the fact, that in many parts of the world worship is much different than my own. In many parts of Asia people sit on grass mats, and the music may be much different. I love the sounds I’ve heard on Asian musical instruments.

And at the end of all things – we will be there shoulder to shoulder, every tribe, language, and nation! Hallelujah!

Lord God, help us all to worship You, and to value the culture and traditions of other peoples. Amen.

     

Prayer, Commentary, and Image Copyright© 2017, WalkingthroughPsalms

quote from the NIV Bible

In the Quiet Place

20170628_172231

In the quiet place of my heart

Lord God, You are with me,

strengthening me,

encouraging me, and listening

to every detail.

My God, I am so grateful for Your presence,

Your Spirit dwelling

with us.

Amen.

   

Prayer/Poem, and Image Copyright© 2017, WalkingthroughPsalms

 

Be Still and Know

20170628_135219.jpg

“He says, Be still, and know that I am God;

I will be exalted among the nations,

I will be exalted in the earth.

The Lord Almighty is with us;

the God of Jacob is our fortress.”

Psalm 46: 10, 11

Thank you God that you are our fortress!

And that we don’t have to live in fear, even when considering our current events.

 

Prayer and Image Copyright© 2017, WalkingthroughPsalms

quote from the NIV Bible