I Will Bless the Lord
One of my favorite passages in the Bible is found in Psalm 34. Today this Psalm especially ministers to me, as I find myself struggling with fear.
The Psalmist says in Psalm 34:1-4:
I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad. Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together! I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.
I thank the Lord for this promise, that as I seek him he will answer. He will deliver me from all my fears.
Dawn and I have had our highs and lows as we’ve endured this trial with our daughter, Hannah. Some days we feel very encouraged, and our hope is strong and bright. Then at other times when we focus more on the weight of the problem, or the duration it wears on us and we feel weighed down.
Looking to Jesus to Come Through Today!
Today is a big day. We need much prayer support.
We have some friends that will be helping us this afternoon, and we are hoping for a breakthrough. I suppose the uncertainty of it all combined with the other happenings in our lives makes it feel heavy.
I do want to taste and see that the Lord is good today! I desire this each day, but I especially need it today.
Dear Jesus, Come to our rescue. There is healing in your wings and we do look to you.
The Psalmist continues in Psalm 34:5-8, 17-19:
Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed. This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him and saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them. Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!
When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.
O Lord, thank you for your wonderful promises, that give me hope. Thank you that you promise to be near as my family and I endure troubles. Thank you that you will deliver us!
I also give thanks for all our friends who help carry this burden. I will bless the Lord, and I will praise him even in these difficult days!
In His Grip, Dave