Right now I am reading through the Proverbs and Psalm and His words are so powerful to me. So many of the verses are coming alive to me. Maybe because I have never been in such a place as we are now where the evil and deception is so obvious. The days ahead are so uncertain. The division in our country has never been this divided in my life time. The hate attitude is growing daily. Our younger generations are getting drawn into the lies. When I think of it all and then read His promises my heart has hope again. My heart leaps with joy because I know He is always with me and with my family! Today I’m not going to say much more but let the Lord speak the truth and I pray it goes deep into your heart. I will underline what meant so much to me. You can do the same. You may see something else that touches your heart.
“My child, never drift off course from these two goals for your life: to walk in wisdom and to discover discernment.
Don’t ever forget how they empower you. For they strengthen you inside and out
and inspire you to do what’s right; you will be energized and refreshed by the healing they bring. (Amen. This is from meJ)
They give you living hope to guide you, and not one of life’s tests will cause you to stumble. (Hallelujah)
You will sleep like a baby, safe and sound-- your rest will be sweet and secure. (Thank You, Jesus!!!)
You will not be subject to terror, for it will not terrify you. Nor will the disrespectful be able to push you aside, (Praise You, Jesus!!)
because God is your confidence in times of crisis, keeping your heart at rest in every situation.” Proverbs 3:21-26 TPT (Okay, these verses all blessed me so much and gives me hope and confidence to go forward!)
“Fill your thoughts with my words until they penetrate deep into your spirit. Then, as you unwrap my words they will impart true life and radiant health into the very core of your being. (What an awesome promise!)
So above all, guard the affections of your heart, for they affect all that you are.
Pay attention to the welfare of your innermost being, for from there flows the wellspring of life.
Avoid dishonest speech and pretentious words. Be free from using perverse words no matter what!
Set your gaze on the path before you. With fixed purpose, looking straight ahead,
ignore life’s distractions. (I desire to do this!)
Watch where you’re going! Stick to the path of truth, and the road will be safe and smooth before you.
Don’t allow yourself to be sidetracked for even a moment or take the detour that leads to darkness.” Proverbs 4:21-27 TPT (These words are the direction for our life every day but especially now with these horrible things happening around us)
Psalm 33 - TPT
“It’s time to sing and shout for joy! Go ahead, all you redeemed ones, do it!
Praise him with all you have, for praise looks lovely on the lips of God’s lovers.
Play the guitar as you lift your praises loaded with thanksgiving.
Sing and make joyous music with all you’ve got inside. Compose new melodies[b] that release new praises to the Lord.
Play his praises on instruments with the anointing and skill he gives you.
Sing and shout with passion; make a spectacular sound of joy--
For God’s Word is something to sing about! He is true to his promises, his word can be trusted, and everything he does is reliable and right.
The Lord loves seeing justice on the earth. Anywhere and everywhere you can find his faithful, unfailing love!
All he had to do was speak by his Spirit-wind command, and God created the heavenlies. Filled with galaxies and stars, the vast cosmos he wonderfully made.
His voice scooped out the seas. The ocean depths he poured into vast reservoirs.
Now, with breathtaking wonder, let everyone worship Yahweh, this awe-inspiring Creator. Words he breathed and worlds were birthed.
“Let there be,” and there it was-- Springing forth the moment he spoke. No sooner said than done! With his breath he scatters the schemes of nations who oppose him;
they will never succeed. His destiny-plan for the earth stands sure. His forever-plan remains in place and will never fail.
Blessed and prosperous is that nation who has God as their Lord! They will be the people he has chosen for his own.
The Lord looks over us from where he rules in heaven. Gazing into every heart from his lofty dwelling place, he observes all the peoples of the earth.
The Creator of our hearts considers and examines everything we do.
Even if a king has the best-equipped army, it would never be enough to save him.
Even if the best warrior went to battle, he could not be saved simply by his strength alone.
Human strength and the weapons of man are false hopes for victory;
they may seem mighty but they will always disappoint.
The eyes of the Lord are upon even the weakest worshipers who love him--
those who wait in hope and expectation for the strong, steady love of God.
God will deliver them from death, even the certain death of famine, with no one to help.
The Lord alone is our radiant hope and we trust in him with all our hearts.
His wrap-around presence will strengthen us. As we trust, we rejoice with an uncontained joy flowing from Yahweh!
Let your love and steadfast kindness overshadow us continually, for we trust and we wait upon you!”