Psalm 31: 23-24 O love the Lord, all ye his saints; for the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer. Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.
When my courage seems so small and slips away, when sin seeks to pull me from Your path, Lord, remind me of these verses. I need only trust in You, the One who keeps me safe and brings good things into my life. You reward my feeble efforts and multiply them through Your strength as I simply love You and respond to You in faith.
I want to be strong – in You and for You. Give me courage each day. When evil seems to about and sin distracts me from Your way, thank You that Your ove abounds still more.
Psalm 62:8 Trust in Him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.
Storms are a part of life. We often think we are prepared for the storms that lash out at me, but then they become more severe than anticipated. Thank you, Lord, for providing a safe haven for me. Lord Jesus, I am glad to have You as my spiritual shelter. My soul will never be in jeopardy as long as I take refuge in You.
1 Chronicles 16:29 Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name; bring an offering, and come before him; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
Holiness is true beauty, not what I wear or how my hair is done or how white my teeth shine….Indeed, holiness is Yours, never mine. I am fatally flawed, but I worship One who is perfect in all ways. One whose glory alone is worthy of praise and thanksgiving. THere is no beauty compared to Yours, no faithfulness like Yours. The little glimpses of beauty that decorate my life are grains of silver sand at the edge of an incomprehensible ocean of beauty. I only see a grain or two in my lifetime, but it dazzles my eyes and makes me turn away blinking. I worship You in the beauty of Your holiness.