Tag Archive | Hope

Friday Favorites – Psalms

In these times, these verses from the Psalms bring me great comfort. I hope they will do the same for you.

Psalm 139:13-15 (ESV) For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.

Psalm 18:19 (NIV) He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.

Psalm 34:4-5 (NIV) I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.

Psalm 46:10 (NIV) He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

Psalm 57:1 (NIV) Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, for in you I take refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed.

Psalm 119:49-50 (NIV) Remember your word to your servant, for you have given me hope. My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.

Psalm 119:165-166 (NIV) Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble. I wait for your salvation, Lord, and I follow your commands.

Psalm 131:1-2 (NIV) My heart is not proud, Lord my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me. But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content. Psalm 150:6 (ESV) Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord.

Until next time …

Home Again!

My digital time out is over.

Ten full days of flying, walking, bus riding, sight seeing, learning, and singing, dancing with old and new friends alike.

There were more digital opportunities than I thought there would be, but not enough brain cells at the end of each day to use them!

I look forward to sharing some of our trip with you.

The beginning. The people. The history. The land. The sites. The activities. The end.

If you find you have something you would like to know about this trip – feel free to let me know and I’ll see if I can answer for you.

I’ll be back soon – I’m a slow processor – but I’m worth waiting for!

Hope – Prayer

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Today’s happenings in Connecticut shock us to our core.

We are deeply saddened by these events.

The upcoming posts to this blog will deal with the topic of grief.

Grief was nowhere near the topic I believed Holy Spirit would touch on during the time I set aside for Him

Amazed I am again, by the fact that He alone knows what we need before we have need of it.

Holy Spirit gave me some really specific ideas on how to deal with grief.

My intent is to share them with you one at a time.

But for today,

I would ask that you pray with me;

 

Father in Heaven,

We do not understand how it is that such things happen.

We ask that You send the Comforter to the families of the slain.

We ask that You help them and us, to process this pain in a Godly way.

As strange as it seems to ask today, we ask that You be glorified.

We ask that You help Your people to show love and hope to this entire community.

Christ in us, the Hope of glory.

You are our only hope God.

As much as we can today, we leave this with You.

The world we live in appears hope-less.

Somehow as only You can do, please show Yourself.

In You alone is our hope.

As Christ on the cross said,

“Forgive them Father for they know not what they do.”

It’s a long road on some days to forgiveness God.

Help our hearts to not be hardened on our way to that place.

In Jesus Name.

Amen.