Posts Tagged ‘Psalm’

Hope

Posted: June 23, 2017 in hope, life, music, quotes, religion
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Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. ~ Psalm 62:5 (NIV)

There is only one person who can truly give us hope. Hope for today, and hope for the future. God, where all my hope comes from.

The Lord gives strength to his people: the Lord blesses his people with peace. ~ Psalm 29:11

Finding peace in the midst of our busy lives can seem unlikely, but that’s not the kind of peace that the Psalmist refers to in the above verse – This refers to us gaining inner peace from God, so that He can give us the strength and guidance to face our busy and hectic life.

Give God the chance to help you find inner peace today.

Crying out

Posted: February 19, 2017 in bible, depression, life, music, quotes, religion, stress
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you-healed-me

Whatever we need, whenever you need it, God will be there when you cry out to Him, when you need help.

God can and will heal all your wounds and take away all your worries.

My God

Posted: February 7, 2017 in blogging, life, religion, trust, words
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Sometimes a picture can say more than lots of words

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Yesterday in Quiet Moments I spoke about how we need to spend quiet time with God away from the busyness of everyday life, so that we can simply prayer and read the bible.

However I’m conscious that sometimes it can be incredibly difficult to actually say a prayer, particularly when we’re going through a difficult period in our life. And sometimes, instead of praying all we can do is cry…but that too is ok, because He sees our tears and knows what’s in our heart.

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Jesus

Posted: November 20, 2016 in depression, faith, life, music, quotes, religion, stress, trust, words
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There is a name I call in times of trouble
There is a song that comforts in the night
There is a voice that calms the storm that rages

If our faith in God is not 100%, we can convince ourselves that we can get by on our own. Unfortunately we all need God all the time – during goods days as well as challenging days, so today I simply want to remind you trust Jesus, because He is the answer to all we need.

The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. (Psalm 9:9)

Hopefully if you read yesterday’s post, Wherever, you’ll have realised that there is no reason why we should be afraid…

lord is my strength

Put your trust in God, because He will look after you every moment of every day.

Do not be afraid.

The LORD is my light and my salvation- whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life- of whom shall I be afraid?

The above verse is from Psalm 27:1 and gives us a great reassurance that no matter what we may be facing in our life, God is there with us. He will protect us, and keep us strong so that we can face whatever lies ahead, safe in the knowledge that we face it with Him.

It’s my turn to provide the devotions at our band practice tonight, so I thought I’d share will you what I will be sharing with the band – I have shared some of this in a previous post a few weeks ago.

 

Children play, they fall and scrape their knees, they cry, they get cleaned up, put a plaster on their cuts, and then they carry on soon forgetting they recently fell and hurt themselves.

If only every problem in life was solved as easily as that when we get older!

They say we get wiser as we get older, but do we really? Why is not as easy to pick ourselves up and carry on when we get older? Older and wiser…or older and more analytical of everything that happens, and, dare I say, less forgiving too?

We may fall many times in life sometimes because of what we’ve done, sometimes because of what others have said or done, and sometimes they just happen as part of life. What do we do when we fall or feel broken?

I often listen to music while I’m working, although it’s normally just a background noise that I don’t pay much attention to, but a couple of weeks ago I found myself stopping and listening to one particular song, as the words caught my attention. Since then, I’ve found myself listening to this song quite often, as it has given me the reminder I needed:

Hear my prayer at night
Let the morning find me alive
For I am tired and weakened by the fall
Let the earth bear witness to my cry
 
Mercy weep over me
Let Your tears wash me clean
Majesty, be merciful with me
For my eyes have seen Holy

These words reminded me that although I may feel battered and bruised by life as so much of it is far from perfect, God is perfect, He still loves me and forgives me and picks me up when I fall.

Psalm 40:1-2 NIV

I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.

Are you needing a reminder that God still loves you, forgives you and will lift you up when you fall?

Have you ever felt scared or afraid? Have you ever been scared of what the future holds for you?

trust-God

Simple words, but powerful and reassuring words for those of us who believe in God.

In my own experience, putting my trust in God when I was scared or afraid, was definitely the best thing I could have done. So I urge you today, and every day, if you are afraid, trust God, because He will give you the strength you need to face each day, whatever it holds.