1 Praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord, my soul.
2 I will praise the Lord all my life;
I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
3 Do not put your trust in princes,
in human beings, who cannot save.
4 When their spirit departs, they return to the ground;
on that very day their plans come to nothing.
5 Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the Lord their God.
6 He is the Maker of heaven and earth,
the sea, and everything in them—
he remains faithful forever.
7 He upholds the cause of the oppressed
and gives food to the hungry.
The Lord sets prisoners free,
8 the Lord gives sight to the blind,
the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down,
the Lord loves the righteous.
9 The Lord watches over the foreigner
and sustains the fatherless and the widow,
but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.
10 The Lord reigns forever,
your God, O Zion, for all generations.
Praise the Lord.
I did not tell you this from the beginning because I was with you, 5 but now I am going to him who sent me. None of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ 6 Rather, you are filled with grief because I have said these things. 7 But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. 8 When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: 9 about sin, because people do not believe in me; 10 about righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer; 11 and about judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned.
Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
Mid Life Crisis? Different Crisis?
The glass is full. Until we see that as empty.
Life is indeed like the Mississippi River. Days take on a pattern, life goes along. Sometimes we sigh.
Today is the day we weave the fabric of our lives.
Life will promise to bring white water. In that season, HaNggg Onnn
Drama and selfishness... won't bring any - true reward.
Well meaning advice, given with love, isn't walking your particular path.
Days will come where -
But if I say, "I will not mention his word or speak anymore in his name," his word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot.
If we are alive, we can put forth our hands. And Try.
I was mute and silent, I refrained even from good, And my sorrow grew worse. 3 My heart was hot within me, While I was musing the fire burned; Then I spoke with my tongue: 4 "LORD, make me to know my end And what is the extent of my days; Let me know how transient I am.
Why would we look up?
Only God is good. And He is our destination - for all of mankind.
Thank God, for something greater than my needs or wants.
I say to the LORD, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.”
And what shall we look to see -
Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.
What do we actually hope for -
- God is For Us. That if we look to Father God in dark moments of despair - He would say something to us like - "I like your smile!" Or - "You handled that well." "In tough times - you lift people to go further."
We hope with all our longing -
32 Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I have compassion"
"Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will"
Because in our deepest longings - we need to remember Jesus spent a lot of time going to see His beloved. Jesus reaches us where we need Him to be.
31 Then he returned from the region of Tyre and went through Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis. 32 And they brought to him a man who was deaf and had a speech impediment, and they begged him to lay his hand on him.
And taking him aside from the crowd privately, he put his fingers into his ears, and after spitting touched his tongue. 34 And looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is,
“Be opened.” 35 And his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly.
God gives us Comfort.
And we in turn, learn to give comfort God gives us.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves †