October 22, 2016

The Psalms


I've been slowly reading through the book of Psalms again and thought I'd share a few here. I love that every time I read them I'm reminded of who God is. It also reminds me that my view of God is so important in knowing Him and growing in my faith.
I'm reminded that my goodness is nothing apart for the Lord and that He alone can sustain me:

"Cast your burden on the LORD,
And He shall sustain you;
He shall never permit the righteous to be moved." Psalm 55:22


"O my soul, you have said to the LORD,
“You are my Lord,
My goodness is nothing apart from You.” Psalm 16:2



I'm reminded that my thoughts are futile and that He alone is trustworthy and faithful:

"Understand, you senseless among the people;
And you fools, when will you be wise?


He who planted the ear, shall He not hear?
He who formed the eye, shall He not see?


He who instructs the nations, shall He not correct,
He who teaches man knowledge?


The LORD knows the thoughts of man,
That they are futile." Psalm 94:8-11


"My soul, wait silently for God alone,
For my expectation is from Him.



He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense;
I shall not be moved.

In God is my salvation and my glory;
The rock of my strength,
And my refuge, is in God.

Trust in Him at all times, you people;
Pour out your heart before Him;
God is a refuge for us. Selah" Psalm 62:5-8



I'm reminded that everything is His and that He shares it with me:

"The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours;
The world and all its fullness, You have founded them." Psalm 89:11


"For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand.
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
Than dwell in the tents of wickedness.


 For the LORD God is a sun and shield;
The LORD will give grace and glory;
No good thing will He withhold
From those who walk uprightly.


O LORD of hosts,
Blessed is the man who trusts in You!" Psalm 84:10-12



I'm reminded that putting my trust in Him is better than anything else:

"But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You;
Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them;
Let those also who love Your name
Be joyful in You.


For You, O LORD, will bless the righteous;
With favor You will surround him as with a shield." Psalm 5:11-12




22 comments:

  1. Psalms is one of my favorite prayer books in the Bible!

    Beautiful!

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    1. It's becoming one of my favorites too! Thanks for stopping by Lil!

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  2. I love the way you expressed your thoughts through these Psalms, Cathy. And I'm especially in awe of God's creation during this season. Beautiful picture!

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    1. I love fall and spring the most. I think these two seasons just remind me of God's glory the most.

      Glad you stopped by Carol!

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  3. I love the Psalms too. They are great reminders of truth and there is something for every mood and every situation.

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    1. Yes I agree, there is so much to be found in the Psalms!

      Thanks for stopping by Lesley. : )

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  4. Psalms are my favorite too! I love Psalm 16. Visiting here from Testimony Tuesday.

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  5. I love how God ordained that the full range of human emotion is present within the Psalms!

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  6. Thank you for sharing this encouragement from the Psalms.

    I was convicted of this yesterday during my devotional time that much too often I don't remember who God is and I am floundering along trying to do life on my own. It's not a conscious decision, but seems to be my autopilot response in the busyness of life.

    Thanks for sharing such an edifying post.

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    1. Thanks for sharing your experience, I think we all can relate.

      I find focusing and remembering who He is, just calms me and makes me feel stable in this world. He is truly my Rock.

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  7. The Psalms provide such encouragement and help for us to bring our concerns... all of them... to the Lord without fear. thank you

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    1. I agree! Thanks for stopping by. : )

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  8. Cathy,
    Beautiful words of hope and beautiful images! I'm so glad I was your neighbor at #TellHisStory~
    Blessings and smiles,
    Lori

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    1. Thank-you Lori. Blessing to you too. : )

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  9. so many favorites here - thanks so much - memorizing Ps 103 again...

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the post Sue. I will have to go read Ps 103 again!

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  10. What would I do without the Psalms! Wonderful encouragement for today! Thank you for sharing.

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  11. Power in His Word. Psalms are so beautiful and soothing to my soul. The fall colors do that as well.

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Feel free to leave your own thoughts in the comments. I try to respond to all of them by the end of the week. : )

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