We Wait in Hope

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“We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield.

In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name.

May your unfailing love be with us, Lord,

even as we put our hope in you.”

Psalm 33: 20-22

We often think of God helping us, but have you ever thought of the Lord, as your shield? Kind of cool huh?

When we look at the next line, we see that God wants us to have our hearts rejoicing. The two lines are very much connected. When we are we rejoicing in God, He becomes our shield! Yay! He is our protector.

And here, our waiting in hope is that active trusting, and having faith in Him, that we’ve mentioned before.

And I love the prayer at the end, asking that His unfailing love be with us! Amen!

Lord God, these lines say it all. Help us to trust in you, with our hearts rejoicing. Be a shield for us Lord God, and may You be with us always. Amen!

     

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quote from the NIV Bible

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His Great Love

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“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

So much in a few short words! This is the entire psalm, and is so packed with good things for us to dwell on.

When we think of God’s love toward us, it should spark us to celebrate!

And notice that the psalmist says for all nations to praise Him. Does that really mean all? Yep, regardless of where we are from. God is the God of all of us.

And the word extol, means to lift him up, another way to say praising Him. And I love the fact that His faithfulness lasts forever, and ever, and ever, and ever.

Heavenly Father help us to remember that your faithfulness lasts forever, and that we are safely in your hands. Help us to focus on praising You, in good times, and in the tough times. Amen!

    

Prayer, Commentary, and Image Copyright© 2017, WalkingthroughPsalms

quote from the NIV Bible

Renew Our Days

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“You, Lord, reign forever; your throne endures from generation

to generation. Why do you always forget us? Why

do you forsake us so long? Restore us to yourself,

Lord, that we may return; renew

our days as of old.”

 

Lamentations 5: 19 – 21

    

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quote from the NIV Bible