Psalm 34:1 I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
2 My soul makes its boast in the LORD; let the humble hear and be glad.
3 Oh, magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together!
4 I sought the LORD, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.
5 Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed.
6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him and saved him out of all his troubles.
7 The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.
8 Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!
9 Oh, fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him have no lack!
10 The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing. – ESV
My soul clings to the dust; give me life according to your Word. When I told of my ways, You answered me; teach me Your statutes . . . Psalm 119
O, Gracious Lord,
What is the answer when I am feeling backed up against the wall? When I don’t know where to turn, who to trust?
It’s You. It’s always been You. It will always be You. You are the Faithful, Sovereign God. You will always do what is right and just. You see me, You know me, Your purposes for me will be fulfilled.
I will never comprehend fully what a miracle of mercy it is that You hear me when I call to You. And You not only hear, You respond. You respond according to Your steadfast love and Your goodness. You respond for my good.
So, Lord, I take refuge in You. I submit to Your will. I look to You for my wisdom, my strength to face another hour, my hope that You are Sovereign. Because Your are my Shepherd, I truly do have all that I need . .