Oct 21, 2009

Psalm 34

God pays attention to those who call on him. Whether God offers escape from trouble or help in times of trouble, we can be certain that he always hears and acts on behalf of those who love him.

David (in the Bible) pretended to be insane in order to escape from King Achish. I think this Psalm is so wonderful because God loves us so much and protects us from harm all the time and we don't even know it. He provides for us, he rescues us in times of trouble and he hears our prayers. It is so wonderful to know Him. He's definitely rescued me in times of trouble. Knowing Jesus brings so much joy and happiness and freedom....freedom from fear, freedom from the devil's lies, the list goes on and on. What a privilege it is to know Him.

Psalm 34 is what I read in my devotions this morning (I know, what gave it away right?:)) and I thought I would share it with you because it's so good!

I will praise the Lord at all times. I will constantly speak his praises.
I will boast only in the Lord; let all who are helpless take heart.
Come, let us tell of the Lord's greatness; let us exalt his name together.
I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears.
Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces.
In my desperation I prayed, and the Lord listened; he saved me from all my troubles.
For the angel of the Lord is a guard; he surrounds and defends all who fear him.
Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!
Fear the Lord, you his godly people, for those who fear him will have all they need.
Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry, but those who trust in the Lord will lack no good thing.
Come, my children, and listen to me, and I will teach you to fear the Lord.
Does anyone want to live a life that is long and prosperous?
Then keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies!
Turn away from evil and do good. Search for peace, and work to maintain it.
The eyes of the Lord watch over those who do right; his ears are open to their cries for help.
But the Lord turns his face against those who do evil; he will erase their memory from the earth.
The Lord hears his people when they call to him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.
The righteous person faces many troubles, but the Lord comes to the rescue each time.
For the Lord protects the bones of the righteous not one of them is broken!
Calamity will surely overtake the wicked, and those who hate the righteous will be punished.
But the Lord will redeem those who serve him. No one who takes refuge in him will be condemned.

I know it's long but man it's good stuff! I hear my little man talking so he's awake and my day is about to begin. It's always good to get in the Word before your day begins!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

amen and amen!! Just sitting with God this morning...couldnt stop thanking him for his love..who he is and his faithfulness is so awesome! He loves us so deeply...always waiting for his children to COME TO HIM...to take care of them as they cast themselves on him...
Oh how he longs for his people to BELIEVE HIS WORD...and do it. What blessings we loose because we choose to take care of our own lives instead of letting the GREAT ALMIGHTY handle it ...thats all we have to do is LET GOD BE GOD...and rest in his arms! Psalm 34 is a awesome Psalm..filled with promises. I say AMEN and AMEN to what Keri wrote!!! OH HOW HE LOVES US!