Monday, November 16, 2009

MEMORY VERSES~ Psalm 121:1-3

Since the passing of my niece Brittney, I have found myself in a funk. Psalm 121 gives me comfort and hope. It reminds me that my help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth... He never sleeps, He never gets tired. He watches over all of us and doesn't want to harm any of us. He is with us always.

Although I don't understand why Brittney was taken from this earth so early in her life, I know she is with the Lord in heaven and His plans for her continue. He loves us ALL so much and has a plan and purpose for each one of us.

In the Message translation of Jeremiah 29:11, God tells us, "I know what I'm doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for." His plans are to be fulfilled both on earth and in heaven, but either way, His Word promises He will never leave us nor forsake us and He loves us and cares! We are to be strong and courageous as He is with us where ever we go (DT 31:6). I know in time my funk will pass and having God's Word in my heart helps that much more.

Over the next 6-7 weeks to the end of December, I will be imprinting these verses on my heart~

Psalm 121
(NIV) Psalm 121 A song of ascents.
1 I lift up my eyes to the hills—
where does my help come from?

2 My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

3 He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;

4 indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
(when I pray this scripture back to God,
I will replace "Israel" with "His children")

5 The LORD watches over you—
the LORD is your shade at your right hand;
6 the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.
7 The LORD will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
8 the LORD will watch over your coming
and going both now and forevermore.

Psalm 121:1-3 *20*09* personal challenge (Walk with the Lord #7) week 42 & 43 and LPM challenge verse 22

1 comment:

Christie O. said...

I have no words or answers except to tell you I'm still over here praying for comfort for you and your family. Blessings to you!