Strength Far Beyond My Own

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I love walking with You my God,

I can lean into Your presence,

as You remind me of Your glory,

and my need

to have strength

far beyond,

my own.

   

Prayer Poem and Image Copyright© 2017, WalkingthroughPsalms

 

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Great Are the Works of the Lord

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“Great are the works of the Lord; they are pondered by all

who delight in them. Glorious and majestic are his deeds,

and his righteousness endures forever.

Psalm 111: 2, 3

As we think about all that God has done in our lives, and all that He is doing, our faith is increased. We can trust in Him like no one else, and praise will fill our hearts as we think of all He has done.

Lord God Almighty, we thank you and praise You! Amen.

    

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quote from the NIV Bible

Worship the Lord

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“Ascribe to the Lord, all you families of nations, ascribe to the Lord

glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name;

bring an offering and come into his courts. Worship

the Lord in the splendor of his holiness….”

Psalm 96: 7 – 9a

Here the Psalmist is caught up in the praise of our God! The word ascribe here means to give Him credit or impute to Him that he is the Lord. All credit is due to Him!

And notice here, He mentions all the families of nations. God has never been, and never will be for only one group! Ain’t that cool?? When we all stand before Him there will be so many tribes, languages, and nations. May we all worship Him!

Heavenly Father we lift up Your name and give You credit for being at work in our lives. We worship You and praise You!

Help us to remember You are the God of everybody! Amen.

    

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quote from the NIV Bible

Resting in the Shadow

 

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“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High

will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.”

Psalm 91:1

    

What a wonderful beginning to a wonderful Psalm! Did you know that when we follow Him, love Him, and trust in Him, we are very much dwelling in His shelter??

And dwelling in God’s shelter, brings much needed rest to our spirits. Resting in His shadow is an expression here of the peace of God, His protection, and blessing. He watches over us, and we are under His wings.

And I love the expressions in this verse, that He is the “Most High”, and the “Almighty.” When we say things like that, our confidence in who God is, gets boosted! He really is the Most High, and there is no one mightier than Him!

Heavenly Father thank You for who You are, and that you watch over us, and that we can rest in You. And that we can have complete confidence in You, and in Your power and protection! Amen!

   

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quote from the NIV Bible

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.

   

Prayer Poem, and Image Copyright© 2017, WalkingthroughPsalms

 

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

My Strength

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“I love you, Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer….”

Psalm 18: 1, 2a

 A fortress is a powerful illustration of Our God. He is so powerful that He protects us in many ways, 24/7. I think of solid, large stones when I think of Him as a fortress. His strength cannot be shaken. Certainly, He knows every trial we go through.

But when we say the Lord is our strength, do we mean only in the tough times? He should be our strength at all times, giving us a confidence that seems beyond our own strength. And in good times let’s give Him the credit for being the strength of our lives.

Heavenly Father, thank you for being our source of strength, that You are our fortress in the good times and in the tough times. Help us to trust in You more, even when we don’t understand what we go through, in Christ’s name. Amen.

    

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The Earth is the Lord’s

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“The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,

the world and all who live in it;

for he founded it on the seas

and established it

on the waters.”

Psalm 24: 1, 2

Lord God everything You have made is magnificent. Help us to remember that everything is yours.

Help us to pray for one another and to remember that you have made us all.

   

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quote from the NIV Bible

 

My God is My Rock

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“I love you, Lord, my strength.

The Lord is my rock, my fortress

and my deliverer;

my God is my rock,

in whom I take refuge,

my shield and the horn of my salvation,

my stronghold.”

Psalm 18: 1, 2

I love these verses! What encouraging, strengthening words! By the way the word “horn” here symbolizes strength.

Lord God thank You so much for these verses, and thank You that You are – our strength! 

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quote from the NIV Bible