Photo: Sheila Tulok
This morning I am drawn to the following scripture.
Psalm 34 ( The Holy Bible- NIV- near the front)
1 I will extol the LORD at all times;
his praise will always be on my lips.
2 My soul will boast in the LORD;
let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
3 Glorify the LORD with me;
let us exalt his name together.
4 I sought the LORD, and he answered me;
he delivered me from all my fears.
5 Those who look to him are radiant;
their faces are never covered with shame.
6 This poor man called, and the LORD heard him;
he saved him out of all his troubles.
7 The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him,
and he delivers them.
8 Taste and see that the LORD is good;
blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.
9 Fear the LORD, you his saints,
for those who fear him lack nothing.
10 The lions may grow weak and hungry,
but those that seek the LORD lack no good thing.
11 Come my children, listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
12 Whoever of you loves life
and desires to see many good days,
13 keep your tongue from evil
and your lips from speaking lies.
14 Turn from evil and do good;
seek peace and pursue it.
I woke up quite discouraged this morning. The above picture reminds me of God’s kindness welcoming me to follow him down the path that he has prepared before me. Without him I can do nothing. God is gracious and kind. He calms my fears and worries and even though I get upset, at the end of the day I can look back and see his reassurance and help.
May God bless us this morning in our weaknesses. May he give strength to us as needed. May you have a joyful day, in Jesus’ name, amen.