He heals the brokenhearted
And binds up their wounds.
He counts the number of the stars;
He gives names to all of them.
Great is our Lord and abundant in strength;
His understanding is infinite.
The LORD supports the afflicted;
WOW! What a God who takes such a sweet interest in the brokenhearted and binds their wounds and is so great that He knows and named the stars. I’m rejoicing today in Omniscience and Omnipotence. I needed this today. My task these next weeks seems overwhelming, but this God, the eternal God, is my support. WOW!
With His healing hand on a broken heart,
And the other on a star,
Our wonderful God views the miles apart,
And they seem not very far.
M. P. Ferguson
Two more verses today:
He does not delight in the strength of the horse;
He does not take pleasure in the legs of a man.
The LORD favors those who fear Him,
Those who wait for His lovingkindness.
Psalm 147:10, 11
I'm waiting for HIM! You?
Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD, O my soul!
I will praise the LORD while I live;
I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.
Do not trust in princes, In mortal man, in whom there is no salvation.
His spirit departs, he returns to the earth;
In that very day his thoughts perish.
How blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
Whose hope is in the LORD his God,
Who made heaven and earth,
The sea and all that is in them;
Who keeps faith forever;
Who executes justice for the oppressed;
Who gives food to the hungry.
The LORD sets the prisoners free.
The LORD opens the eyes of the blind;
The LORD raises up those who are bowed down;
The LORD loves the righteous;
The LORD protects the strangers;
He supports the fatherless and the widow,
But He thwarts the way of the wicked.
The LORD will reign forever,
Your God, O Zion, to all generations.
Praise the LORD!
I love this psalm! I had to post the whole thing!
I love that the Lord is God, who made heaven and earth and still He cares for weak and helpless people. Do you see what He does for the hungry, prisoners, blind, those bowed down, the righteous, the stranger, the fatherless, the widow? Let’s see… He feeds, sets free, opens eyes, raises up, loves, protects, and supports. The wicked get thwarted.
Amazing God. Wonderful God. He is my help and my hope!
This is cause to place your trust in the right place. This is cause to praise the Lord!
The eyes of all look to You,
And You give them their food in due time.
You open Your hand And satisfy the desire of every living thing.
The LORD is righteous in all His ways And kind in all His deeds.
The LORD is near to all who call upon Him,
To all who call upon Him in truth.
Today is the day of the total eclipse. We are warned not to stare at the sun.
So where should my eyes look? To the Son!
He gives food at the right time.
He opens His hand.
He is righteous.
He is kind.
He is near.
And He is so much more! Read the Psalm.
Wonderful, wonderful Lord!
My lovingkindness and my fortress,
My stronghold and my deliverer,
My shield and He in whom I take refuge.
I love this description of the Lord!
There are all these strong, safe, powerful descriptions:
And this sweet, soft comfy description:
Wonderful, wonderful Lord! And He's mine. Is He yours?
Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning;
For I trust in You;
Teach me the way in which I should walk;
For to You I lift up my soul.
I love this prayer!
There’s nothing better than hearing the Lord’s lovingkindness in the morning!
Sometimes night hours are filled with anxious thoughts and sleeplessness, but morning comes! And then comes renewed trust and guidance. Wonderful!
God will help her when morning dawns. Psalm 46:5
I cry to you, O LORD; I say,
"You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living."
Everyone needs a refuge to live in. I’m thinking about homes because we are in the process of selling and buying. God is our home! And what a home!
Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations.
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say to the LORD, "My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust."
Psalm 91:1, 2
What a comfortable home He is!
He will cover you with his pinions,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.
He will tend his flock like a shepherd;
he will gather the lambs in his arms;
he will carry them in his bosom,
and gently lead those that are with young.
The eternal God is your dwelling place,
and underneath are the everlasting arms.
What a safe, comfortable home is God! Move in ready. So move in... Enjoy!
Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth;
keep watch over the door of my lips!
I don’t have to let my thoughts pass the guard at the door of my lips.
I needed this reminder! Thank you, Lord!
This is a great prayer for the day… month… year… life!
I said to the LORD,
"You are my God;
Give ear, O LORD, to the voice of my supplications.
"O GOD the Lord,
the strength of my salvation,
You have covered my head in the day of battle.
Psalm 140:6, 7
Having just taught the lesson of David and Goliath, I have lots of thoughts on these verses. David couldn’t fight with Saul’s armor. He took it off. God would cover his head. (Protect him.) He took 5 smooth stones and put His trust in God. Trusting God never fails.
I loved this quote today from Matthew Henry:
God is as able to preserve his people from secret fraud as from open force; and the experience we have had of his power and care, in dangers of one kind, may encourage us to trust in him and depend upon him in dangers of another nature; for nothing can shorten the Lord's right hand.
Trust Him, friend. He will cover your defenseless head.
Other refuge have I none;
hangs my helpless soul on thee;
leave, ah! leave me not alone,
still support and comfort me.
All my trust on thee is stayed,
all my help from thee I bring;
cover my defenseless head
with the shadow of thy wing.
I love all of Psalm 139. Read the Psalm!
But the verse that stood out to me today is:
Even the darkness is not dark to You,
And the night is as bright as the day.
Darkness and light are alike to You.
I can’t see in the dark. That bothers me! I like to see where I’m going.
Darkness doesn’t bother God. The night is as bright as the day.
He sees. He knows.
I suppose if you are living in the dark and trying to hide from God, this would terrify you. I find this a great comfort and encouragement. When I’m in the dark I can follow Him. Wonderful!
The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me;
your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever.
Do not forsake the work of your hands.
I like the various translations of this:
“The LORD will accomplish what concerns me;”
"The LORD will perfect that which concerns me.”
And I am sure of this,
that he who began a good work in you
will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
This is such a wonderful confidence!
God will complete the work He began.
He has purposes He is working and accomplishing!
The work which His goodness began,
The arm of His strength will complete;
His promise is Yea and Amen,
And never was forfeited yet:
Things future, nor things that are now,
Nor all things below nor above,
Can make Him His purpose forego,
Or sever our souls from His love.
Augustus M. Toplady
More than anything I would like to encourage you in your walk with God!