Wednesday, January 18, 2012

God is my ever present help. 

'I lift my eyes to the hills--where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.'
Psalm 121:1-2

Praise God! I simply need to look up. I lift my eyes, my hands, my heart and when I do, I see my Help coming. 
He rides on the clouds and his voice is the wind and I am helped. 


Sunday, January 15, 2012

To know that He leads besides still waters. 
To know that sometimes the waters seem far away, but they are there. 
It brings great comfort in knowing that He cares enough to guide my every step and maybe if life doesn't feel like 
'still waters',
then maybe, just maybe I'm looking the wrong way.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

'Glorious and majestic are his deeds, and his righteousness endures forever.' Psalm 111:3

His righteousness endures forever. He is consistently righteous. 
I am not consistent. It is a struggle for me.

(Obviously, since this is for yesterday!)
But what comfort there is to know, that He is righteous and he is with me and infuses me with his spirit....

Forever is a concept difficult for me to grasp.

But praise God! He is and it is not difficult for him 
at. all. 

Monday, January 9, 2012

'Be exalted, O God, above the heavens, and let your glory be over all the earth.' Psalm 108:5

Yes! Lord, yes! You are exalted! Your glory is over all the earth! 
You painted the morning sky, just like this, and I sat in awe as I watched the sky be engulfed by the flame of your presence. 


Sunday, January 8, 2012

'Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men, for he breaks down gates of bronze and cuts through bars of iron.'
Psalm 107:15-16

The iron chains insidiously wrapped themselves around my heart. I woke up burdened and heavy and full of fear and insecurity and inadequacy. 
It is a chain. 

It is a prison of iron bars. 
Somehow, without warning, I am back in that prison. 

The prison where all is dark and no light shines.

The place where I hide behind the shame of bars of iron. 

But God.
He broke down those gates and cut through the bars of iron and set me free. 

His love is unfailing and never ceases to amaze me with his wonderful deeds. 
Bravo, God! Bravo for your love and freedom. 


Saturday, January 7, 2012

This song.
These truths.
My God reigns here and fear and jealousy have no place. 
God reigns here.
God Reigns here.

Friday, January 6, 2012

'Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men.'
Psalm 107:27
Unlike the rose, God's love will never, ever fade and die away. No matter what happens. When I am ignoring him, he loves. When I am choosing selfishness, he loves. When my words hurt, he loves. When I fall into the trap of rejection, he loves. When I reject, he loves. When I judge, he loves. When I fear, he loves. When insecurity rages, he loves. 

He loves. He loves. He loves. 
For this, Lord, thank-you, from an uncomprehending heart, that your love never fails. Never. 


Sometimes I get trapped in a web of sin and it entangles me, but this Word comes to me:
'He sent forth his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave,' Psalm 107:20

The sin that deadens, the sin that deceives. His word is the antidote to it all!
Thank-you, Lord, for the word, for the the freedom in the word! 

(just pretend this is Jan 5th--I missed a day!)


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed. They were glad when it grew calm, and he guided them to their desired haven.

Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men. Let them exalt him in the assembly of the people and praise him in the council of the elders. 
Psalm 107:29-32

For this, Lord, Bravo! that you are like rails in my life. As long as I stay on the rail of You, I will be guided to where you want me to go. I may be buffeted by storms and wind and rain, but secure on the rails of You! 


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Light of Hope

He is my hope. In him I cannot be shaken, I cannot be moved when I hope in Him. He is hope. In Him I cannot be disappointed. 

He is the light of my life and the hope of my heart. 

My hopes are secure because He is my hope. I can trust Him with my fears and secret wishes, with my ambitions and my failures because in Him there is no disappointment. 

Bravo, God! Bravo! For taking care of all aspects of this heart of mine. This heart that you've placed within. This heart filled with your hope--hope that carries me through great days and not so great days! Bravo! 

Monday, January 2, 2012


'He wraps himself in light as with a garment;' Psalm 104:2

To imagine, the light I use to see by, He uses as a garment! To imagine that when I draw near to Him, I am wrapped up within that 'Light' blanket. His light, warming me from head to toe, filling me inside and spilling out to my family. Light. 

Thank-you, Lord, for this gift. This view of light. I can only imagine you grabbing light by the edges and swinging up and around to settle on your shoulders and drawing the edges close around. You wear light! Bravo!