(Excerpt from Daily Light)
The Lord was my stay. Psa. 18:18
Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, and from the multitude of mountains: truly in the LORD our God is the salvation of Israel. Jer. 3:23
The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. Psa. 18:2
Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion; for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee. Isa. 12:6
The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them. The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. Psa. 34:7, 17
The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. Deut. 33:27
So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me. Heb. 13:6
For who is God save the LORD? or who is a rock save our God? It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect. Psa. 18:31, 32
By the grace of God I am what I am. I Cor. 15:10
Except for Hebrews and 1 Corinthians, all these extremely encouraging uplifting promises, statements are from Old Testament, including 2 verses of Psalm 34. Love the Old Testament, its so rich and uplifting
We see in it the reality of life, all its ugly sinfulness, but also all its glory.. the glory most of all in the transforming power of God, Whose hands bring beauty in the ugly sinfulness.
eg. Moses, David - a man after God's own heart.
And so He, our wonderful Saviour will bring beauty in our hearts.. beauty from ashes, joy for mourning, a garment of praise for heaviness!
That we might be righteous in His eyes!
To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness...
Glorifying Him is God's purpose in us, may our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ indeed be glorified in us today.
”For the LORD seeth not as man seeth....the LORD looketh on the heart.”
Praise His name above all names.
Kathrina von Schlegel, translation by Jane Borthwick, the well known tune is Finlandia.
Praying for you today, whatever you maybe facing in your life, or in the lives of those you love, remembering with you, that our wonderful Father God is only ever a prayer away!