Give thanks to the LORD for He is good. His love endures forever. Psalm 136:1
His goodness plots the course of the sun and clouds to create a beautiful scene. Though the beauty of the moment is fleeting His goodness and love are everlasting.
Thank You Lord that Your love is not limited by my ability to put it into words or to take a picture.
It is greater than my imagination. It is not measured by what I deserve. It does not stop when I wander off, or get caught in a storm. His love seeks me out and brings me back. I cannot diminish it, but I can increase it by receiving His love and giving it away. It surrounds me like a shield, and guides me on the right path. God’s love gives me freedom to be all that He created me to be. His love washes over me and will never leave nor forsake me. I don’t have to worry about tomorrow, because God’s love and mercy will greet me like the sunrise with beauty and glory.
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed. for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23
Give thanks to the LORD for He is good. His love endures forever.
Hope reminds me of good to come.
Hope is the thumping of God’s victory drum.
Hope is the music that sets the mood.
Hope the aroma of the banquet food.
Hope is the lighthouse piercing the storm.
Hope is the blanket keeping me warm.
Hope provides strength to my weary feet.
Hope is the breeze cooling toilsome heat.
Hope holds on to me when I fear.
Hope is the whisper, “God is near.”
I’ll have no regret when I’m called home.
For my hope in Jesus is life’s cornerstone.
And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us. Romans 5:2-5
Hasten, O God, to save me; O Lord, come quickly to help me. Psalm 70:1
The circumstances for this psalm must have been very dire. The psalmist needs help quickly for he is under attack and will soon lose his life.
May those who seek my life be put to shame and confusion; Psalm 70:2
Here the psalm takes a surprising turn.
But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation always say, “Let God be exalted!” Psalm 70:4
Always say: “Let God be exalted!” These are not as some magical words that will force God to intervene miraculously. These are words of worship that knock our troubles and circumstances out of preeminence in our life… and put God on the throne. Worship changes us, reassures us, moves our focus from what we are praying about to God.
The psalm ends with the troubles still bearing down.
Yet I am poor and needy;
come quickly to me, O God.
You are my help and my deliverer;
O Lord, do not delay. Psalm 70:5
What is different is the psalmist—“Let God be exalted” in me.