Posts Tagged ‘Psalm 31’

God’s Perfect Timing

June 28, 2014

Psalm 31:14-16 NIV
14 But I trust in you, Lord;
I say, “You are my God.”
15 My times are in your hands;
deliver me from the hands of my enemies, from those who pursue me.
16 Let your face shine on your servant; save me in your unfailing love.

Remember God’s timing is perfect! Continue to hope and trust in the Lord and His timing – He will open the right doors in due time{if you don’t give up}.

Psalm 31:23-24 NIV
23 Love the Lord, all his faithful people!
The Lord preserves those who are true to him, but the proud he pays back in full.
24 Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.

There is a timing for ALL things in our lives, and there is SAFETY in being in God’s PERFECT TIMING ~Joyce Meyer

Perfect Timing
Karen Holland

Lord my times are in Your hands
So I’ll trust and I’ll wait
For Your timing, Your perfect timing
For Your love, it never fails.

So I’ll trust and I’ll wait
For Your timing, Your perfect timing
For I know You Lord, You are never late!

Thank You Lord Jesus for Your unfailing love and Your perfect timing. Help me to surrender all to You. Thank You that as I trust and wait, You will preserve and strengthen my heart. Thank You that these waiting times are by Your design.

Related:
The Lord is Never Late

The Strength of My Heart

May 26, 2011

Lord you have my heart
And I will search for yours
Jesus take my life and lead me on.
🙂

Psalm 31:1-3, 24In You, O LORD, I put my trust;
Let me never be ashamed;
Deliver me in Your righteousness.
2 Bow down Your ear to me, deliver me speedily;
Be my rock of refuge, a fortress of defense to save me.

3 For You are my rock and my fortress;
Therefore, for Your name’s sake,
Lead me and guide me.

… 24 Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart,
All you who hope in the LORD.

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go. -Josh 1:9

Thank You Lord Jesus, You are our rock and fortress. Help us to not be afraid. Help us to trust You and know that You will lead and guide us. Praise You Lord Jesus, we place our lives in Your hand. You are the strength of our hearts!

The Lord is Never Late

March 18, 2009

Psalm 31:9   Be merciful to me, O LORD, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and my body with grief.

Waiting is one of the hardest things for me to do. Especially if like David I am in distress crying out to God for mercy and deliverance. Why does it seem as if God delays in answering our cries at times? Why would the Lord make us wait?

I was in this place of distress recently, trying to remind myself that the Lord’s timing is perfect, He’s never late and never seems to be early, always right on time. That’s when the Lord used the following to encourage me.

Psalm 31:14-16    But as for me, I trust in You, O LORD, I say, “You are my God.” My times are in Your hand; deliver me from my enemies and from those who pursue me. Let Your face shine on Your servant; save me in Your unfailing love.

It was as if the Lord told me that my times were in His hands, my ups and downs, my whole life. He was asking me to surrender ALL of my times into His mighty hands. He was asking me to trust and acknowledge Him in ALL my ways and believe that He was working out ALL things for good.

Proverbs 3:5-6   Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

Romans 8:28   And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. 

Psalm 31:23-24   Love the LORD, all His saints! The LORD preserves the faithful, but the proud He pays back in full. Be of good courage, and He will strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the LORD.

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May the Lord’s face shine on you today
For our times are in His hand.

May He save and preserve you in His unfailing love.

Be of good courage and trust in the Lord
He will strengthen your heart!

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AS I PRAYED … By D. McFalls

God looked down on me as I prayed 
My heart broken 
My eyes filled with tears 
God looked down on me as I prayed 
He saw my hopes 
He saw my dreams 
God listened as I prayed 
On my knees 
Hands lifted up, all my hopes cast upon him 
God said, it is enough 
You have prayed long and I have heard you, 
You have held fast and I will answer you. 
But the answers will come in my time 
I know you want it now 
But 
Just as unripe fruit makes you ill 
Some things must mature before they are ready 
If you have it before it’s time 
It will only cause you grief 
Trust me to know when the time is right 
Hold fast, have faith and wait 
For one by one your requests will be granted 
Yes I could send them all at once, 
But they would be more than you could handle 
You would be overwhelmed 
Sit still and wait for I have heard you 
Make yourself ready to receive my blessings 
Rest in my promise for you have not been forgotten 
Be at peace daughter, dry your tears 
You are bowed down under your burdens 
But I will lighten your load 
You are wandering though the desert 
I will reach down with my right hand and lead you out 
I know the storm is raging all around you 
Look away from it… Keep your eyes on me 
Trust me 
Rejoice 
Be not afraid, only believe.

 

Rock of Refuge – Rock of Peace

January 14, 2009

Zephaniah 3:17
The LORD your God is with you, He is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.

I AM your Rock of refuge
… your Rock of  habitation to which you may continually come.

Sing, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O Israel! Be glad and rejoice with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem! –Zeph 3:14

For I AM the LORD your God; I AM with you Beloved
I AM your everlasting Rock and strong fortress
I AM mighty to save!

Sing Beloved, ARISE My fair one!
I take great delight in you, My dove
I rejoice over you with singing
You will find rest in My love.

Sing my dove and be lifted high into My glory —Ps 27:5-6
Dwell in the shelter of the Most High;
Rest in the shadow of the Almighty
Covered with My feathers, placed by My hand, safe in the cleft
Beneath My wings —Ps 91:1-4
Sing, My dove, Sing

O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the cliff, let me see your face, let me hear your voice; For your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely. –Song 2:14

Come Beloved; Come My dove
Sing and be lifted to the Rock that is higher.

I AM your Rock of refuge
… your Rock of habitation to which you may continually come.
I AM your everlasting Rock and strong fortress
I AM your Rock of peace.


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Psalm 71:3
Be to me a rock of habitation to which I may continually come; You have given commandment to save me, for You are my rock and my fortress.

 


Psalm 31:1-5
In you, O LORD, I have taken refuge;
… let me never be put to shame;
… deliver me in your righteousness.
Turn your ear to me,
… come quickly to my rescue;
… be my rock of refuge,
… a strong fortress to save me.
Since you are my rock and my fortress,
… for the sake of your name lead and guide me.
Free me from the trap that is set for me,
…  for you are my refuge.
Into your hands I commit my spirit;
… redeem me, O LORD, the God of truth.

Psalm 61:1-8
Hear my cry, O God; Attend to my prayer.
From the end of the earth I will cry to You,
… When my heart is overwhelmed;
… Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
For You have been a shelter for me,
… A strong tower from the enemy.
I will abide in Your tabernacle forever;
… I will trust in the shelter of Your wings. Selah
For You, O God, have heard my vows;
… You have given me the heritage of those who fear Your name.
You will prolong the king’s life, His years as many generations.
He shall abide before God forever.
… Oh, prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him!
So I will sing praise to Your name forever,
… That I may daily perform my vows.

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Related:
Rock of Peace