Archive for March, 2012

God Will Make A Way

March 18, 2012

You may be enclosed in darkness right now
Unable to see a way forward.

Do not despair
That you will see the goodness of the Lord
In the land of the living! -Ps 27:13

Take heart, don’t quit
Be brave and of good courage
And He will strengthen your heart
Wait, hope for and expect the Lord.
-Ps 27:14

God makes a way where there is no way!

Oh, how great is Your goodness, which You have laid up for those who fear, revere, and worship You, goodness which You have wrought for those who trust and take refuge in You before the sons of men! -Ps 31:19 AMP

Oh, send out Your light and Your truth!
Let them lead me;
Let them bring me to Your holy hill
And to Your tabernacle.
Then I will go to the altar of God,
To God my exceeding joy;
And on the harp I will praise You,
O God, my God.

Why are you cast down, O my soul?
And why are you disquieted within me?
Hope in God;
For I shall yet praise Him,
The help of my countenance and my God.

-Ps 43:3-5;Ps 42:11

Your Love Never Fails

March 17, 2012

Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good!
His wonderful, faithful, steadfast love endures forever.
-Ps 136:1

With all my heart I praise You LORD
With all that I am I praise Your holy name!
With all my heart I praise You LORD!
I will never forget how kind and patient You have been.
You are merciful
You have new mercies for me everyday
Your love never fails.
-Ps 103:1-2,8 CEV

Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. -Lam 3:22-23

Savior Please Steer Me

March 11, 2012

Psalm 107:25-26,29-32 NLT … He spoke, and the winds rose, stirring up the waves. 26Their ships were tossed to the heavens and plunged again to the depths; the sailors cringed in terror.

29He calmed the storm to a whisper and stilled the waves. 30What a blessing was that stillness as he brought them safely into harbor! 31Let them praise the LORD for his great love and for the wonderful things he has done for them. 32Let them exalt him publicly before the congregation and before the leaders of the nation.

Isaiah 43:1-2 NLT … … the LORD who created you says: “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown!” …

When the waves rise
When it feels as if I’m being tossed to the heavens
and plunged again to the depths
Savior please, steer me.

Through deep waters and great trouble
Through rivers of difficulty
Ever present Savior please, steer me. -Ps 46:1

Let the Sun of Righteousness rise
and lead me on
Sovereign Savior please, steer me
To safe harbor
Thru the storm in stillness
Held by the One to whom I belong.

God of the Valleys

March 11, 2012

Hosea 2:15 There I will give her back her vineyards, and will make the Valley of Achor a door of hope. There she will sing as in the days of her youth, as in the day she came up out of Egypt.

God promises to make the valley of Achor[05911]{trouble} – a door of hope!

Psalm 84:5-7How blessed is the one whose strength is in You, in whose heart are the highways to Zion! Passing through the valley of Baca they make it a spring; The early rain also covers it with blessings.

God promises to make the valley of Baca[01056]{weeping} – a spring; a place of blessing!

Psalm 23:4
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

God promises that even when we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, there is no reason to fear, for He is with us bringing comfort.
There is no shadow without a light somewhere.
Don’t look at the shadow, turn towards the light –Jn 8:12
Face the Son and the shadow falls behind you.

Eye to Eye

March 5, 2012

Psalm 32:8I[the Lord] will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you[I will guide you with My eye.]. -Ps 32:8

Beloved, a simple glance is not enough
Let your gaze be locked in Mine
As the apple of My eye
Close enough to be guided by My eye.

Lift up your voice
Shout for joy
Be glad in the LORD
Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion!

You will see “eye to eye”. -Ps 32:8,10-11;Isa 52:8;Zech 2

Lift Up Your Eyes

March 3, 2012

Do not look FEAR in the face
and choose the LORD.
Look away from all fear
Lift up your eyes
Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full in His wonderful face.

Be still and know
Whatever He starts
He, the author and finisher of your faith,
Is faithful to complete.

I lift my eyes to you, O God, who are enthroned in the heavens!

As the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master; As the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress; So our eyes look to the LORD our God, Until He is gracious to us. -Ps 123:1-2

I[the Lord] will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you. -Ps 32:8

Lift up your eyes and
Be held in His gaze
Close to His heart
Rest in His arms
Held secure
Be still and know
Perfect peace.

Lord help me to fix my eyes on You, above all else. Draw me close enough to follow Your direction; close enough to see eye to eye. Thank You Lord Jesus that as You help me do this, I will be held in Your gaze, close to Your heart.

Every Good and Perfect Gift

March 2, 2012

James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights,

who does not change like shifting shadows. NIV
… with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. NASB
… Unlike them[the heavenly lights], He never changes or
casts shifting shadows. NLT
… with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. NRSV
… with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. NKJV

Trust in the Lord
Your heavenly Father, who created all of heaven’s lights
In the motion of these heavenly bodies
… there is variations of light and darkness
Unlike them, the Lord never changes.

Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, and His love/mercy endures forever! -Ps 136

Come to Him as His child trusting Him to answer

A-sk: Keep on asking, and you will be given what you ask for.
S-eek: Keep on looking, and you will find.
K-nock: Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened. -Mt 7:7 NLT

Trust His answer to be good
Every good and perfect gift is from Him

Great is His faithfulness! -Lam 3:21-23