Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Verse of the week - Psalm 34

I needed some encouragement this week, and it came in the form of Psalm 34. It reminded me that God is close at hand. When life seems to swell and threaten to crush me under its weight, God remains strong as my defender. I responded to the discouragement with a time of worship, focusing on God's great defenses.

Through my time of meditating on Psalm 34 I rested in the fact that God is my . . .

Avenger
Bullwark
Confidence
Defense
Excalliber
Fortress
God
Hero
Invincible ally
Justice
King
Leader
Monarch
Never-failing friend
Overseer
Protector
Quick response
Redeemer
Savior
Truth
Unwavering support
Victor
Warrior
Yahweh
Zenith



Psalm 34

1I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

2My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.

3O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.

4I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.

5They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.

6This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.

7The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.

8O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

9O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.

10The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.

11Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

12What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good?

13Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.

14Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

15The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.

16The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.

17The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

18The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

19Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.

20He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.

21Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.

22The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.

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