Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Verse of the Day - Peace

Psalm 42

1 As the deer pants for the water brooks,
         So pants my soul for You, O God.
2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
         When shall I come and appear before God?[b]
3 My tears have been my food day and night,
         While they continually say to me,
         “Where is your God?”
4 When I remember these things,
         I pour out my soul within me.
         For I used to go with the multitude;
         I went with them to the house of God,
         With the voice of joy and praise,
         With a multitude that kept a pilgrim feast.
5 Why are you cast down, O my soul?
         And why are you disquieted within me?
         Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him
For the help of His countenance.[c]
6 O my God,[d] my soul is cast down within me;
         Therefore I will remember You from the land of the Jordan,
         And from the heights of Hermon,
         From the Hill Mizar.
7 Deep calls unto deep at the noise of Your waterfalls;
         All Your waves and billows have gone over me.
8 The LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime,
         And in the night His song shall be with me—
         A prayer to the God of my life.
9 I will say to God my Rock,
         “Why have You forgotten me?
         Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?”
10 As with a breaking of my bones,
         My enemies reproach me,
         While they say to me all day long,
         “Where is your God?”
11 Why are you cast down, O my soul?
         And why are you disquieted within me?
         Hope in God;
         For I shall yet praise Him,
         The help of my countenance and my God.

This is a great Psalm for when things are going rough.  That is why I included the whole thing here...

 

We all face trials.  I have heard a saying - "You are either going thru a trial, just went thru a trial, or are getting ready to go thru a trial".  There are always things around us that test us: grumpy people, accidents, illness, moves, etc - all things that cause stress.  What do we do in the midst of stress???  How do we react???

Hopefully - we are trusting in God!!!

8 The LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime,
         And in the night His song shall be with me—
         A prayer to the God of my life.

God is ever-present with us!!!

  • Daytime - He gives us His lovingkindness
  • Nighttime - His song shall be with us

God should be our lives!!!

I especially like the last verse too - what great promises!!!

11 Why are you cast down, O my soul?
         And why are you disquieted within me?
         Hope in God;
         For I shall yet praise Him,
         The help of my countenance and my God.

 

We have HOPE!!!

We can still praise HIM!!!

We have the best HELPER!!!

 

Thank you God for being with us, for giving us strength, for giving us hope!!!

3 comments:

Monica Inspired said...

I'm not sure if you got my original message so I'll briefly recap. I'm so glad I've found your site and this inspirational section. I'm writing short prayers and searching for similar, plus inspirational words to start my own Faith Book. I've recently found my faith again having retired from nursing with FMS (a disease like ME) and gaining so much strength from our Dear Lord whom I realise I love dearly. I'm sure you can understand what I'm trying to say.
It's early morning and I'm too fatigued to look in depth at this section of your blog but I will be back. I'll add you to my favourites and revisit you as regularly as I can.
Thank you for the inspiration you've given me, and for the inner peace I now feel having just spent this short time with you here.
Goodnight and God Bless. Mo

Lori said...

Mo - I am so thankful that you found peace while reading my inspirational messages.... I pray that you get the rest that you need!!!

Hummie said...

Hey! such a great reminder to rest on the Lord through all trials...love that song too that goes with this!