Psalm 33: Take Heart, World!

Tough couple of weeks, World?

           There’s a whole lotta nasty goin’ on!

Headlines and newsfeeds filling your mind and heart with confusion, fear, and anxiety?

           Talking heads with lying tongues and feet running swiftly to violence will do that.

Well, here’s some health and wisdom for soul and spirit.

I’m meditating on these things in such a time as this . . . the sovereignty of God remembered in both Creation and History–His Story–is A Mighty Fortress

And though this world, with devils filled, 
should threaten to undo us, 
we will not fear, for God hath willed 
his truth to triumph through us. 
The Prince of Darkness grim, 
we tremble not for him; 
his rage we can endure, 
for lo, his doom is sure; 
one little word shall fell him. 

Martin Luther

REJOICE! Ponder these things in your heart and renew your mind . . .

Psalm 33 NKJV

Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous!
For praise from the upright is beautiful.
Praise the Lord with the harp;
Make melody to Him with an instrument of ten strings.
Sing to Him a new song;
Play skillfully with a shout of joy.

For the word of the Lord is right,
And all His work is done in truth.
He loves righteousness and justice;
The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.

By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
And all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.
He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap;
He lays up the deep in storehouses.

Let all the earth fear the Lord;
Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.
For He spoke, and it was done;
He commanded, and it stood fast.

The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing;
He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect.
The counsel of the Lord stands forever,
The plans of His heart to all generations.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
The people He has chosen as His own inheritance.

The Lord looks from heaven;
He sees all the sons of men.
From the place of His dwelling He looks
On all the inhabitants of the earth;
He fashions their hearts individually;
He considers all their works.

No king is saved by the multitude of an army;
A mighty man is not delivered by great strength.
A horse is a vain hope for safety;
Neither shall it deliver any by its great strength.

Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him,
On those who hope in His mercy,
To deliver their soul from death,
And to keep them alive in famine.

Our soul waits for the Lord;
He is our help and our shield.
For our heart shall rejoice in Him,
Because we have trusted in His holy name.

Let Your mercy, O Lord, be upon us,
Just as we hope in You.

daily prayer

Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!

The Lord of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah

Psalm 46:10-11 NKJV

And . . . in the stillness, thinking on these things . . . my hope is renewed.

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"I teach families how to restore their God-given authority as the primary educator in their child’s life through the experience of reading together as a family. Learn how to use literature to create teachable moments, build strong minds, and bind loving hearts."

Kathryn Ross, writer, speaker, and dramatist, ignites a love of literature and learning to equip young and old towards developing a Family Literacy Lifestyle—reading together, learning together, loving together. Her works challenge families to deepen their literacy skills and grow into the greater things God has purposed for them. She’s taught in Christian and homeschool circles, trained in the Principle Approach® through the Foundation for American Christian Education. Miss Kathy owns Pageant Wagon Publishing, producing homeschool enrichment materials, devotional works, study guides, and theatrical dramas for church, school, and community production. She podcasts at TheWritersReverie.com and blogs at PageantWagonPublishing.com.

Comments

  1. I love these Psalms! I’ve read parts of 33 numerous times in the past few months, as my Bible keeps falling open there. Here is a post I wrote dealing with that section of the Bible:
    https://plantedbylivingwater.wordpress.com/2016/03/28/praise-is-beautiful-on-you/
    Thanks for sharing this!

    • Thanks for dropping by, Ruth, and sending me over to your blog to see your take on Psalm 33–insightful. Seeking His beauty in my words and countenance daily.
      Joy!
      Kathy

  2. Very comforting words. Thank you so much for sharing them tonight.

    Your website is beautiful and so is the picture of you!!

    • Bless you, Judith! Thanks for dropping by. Been feeling a bit beat up through this season of increased prayer for such a time as this. I’m working on a couple of posts sharing the encouragement the Spirit has touched my heart with and hope to have one of those article in the August issue of Ruby for Women. Taking joy in knowing how the story ends. Blessing, sister!
      Joy!
      Kathy

    • Blessings, Judith! Thanks for dropping by and your sweet compliments. May we both continue in His Word through our nation’s trying season, holding fast to the ideals and calling he’s placed within us. We are on the lines for such times as these–crazy, huh!
      Joy!
      Kathy

  3. What a wonderful and inspiring post. Lots of good advise. Thank you for trying wake us up as to terrible world situations.

  4. Lovely post. Very timely. Thanks for linking at Pink Saturday. I signed up for your emails and I will follow you to.
    Very nice to meet you.

    • Thanks, Sherry! Welcome to my world–I pray you are continually blessed and encouraged. I’m sending an email out later in the week–so glad you dropped by to visit. May you know God’s continued peace in trying times.
      Joy!
      Kathy

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