1 I love you, O LORD, my strength.
2 The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge.
He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
Earthquake painted at the foot of the Cross, James Tissot
3 I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise,
and I am saved from my enemies.
Calvary Rock of the Earthquake geologist forensically say occurred in 33 A,D. Jerusalem
4 The cords of death entangled me;
the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.
5 The cords of the grave coiled around me;
the snares of death confronted me.
6 In my distress I called to the LORD;
I cried to my God for help.
From his temple he heard my voice;
my cry came before him, into his ears.
7 The earth trembled and quaked,
and the foundations of the mountains shook;
they trembled because he was angry.
8 Smoke rose from his nostrils;
consuming fire came from his mouth,
burning coals blazed out of it.
9 He parted the heavens and came down;
dark clouds were under his feet.
10 He mounted the cherubim and flew;
he soared on the wings of the wind.
11 He made darkness his covering, his canopy around him—
the dark rain clouds of the sky.
12 Out of the brightness of his presence clouds advanced,
with hailstones and bolts of lightning.
13 The LORD thundered from heaven;
the voice of the Most High resounded.
14 He shot his arrows and scattered the enemies ,
great bolts of lightning and routed them.
15 The valleys of the sea were exposed
and the foundations of the earth laid bare
at your rebuke, O LORD,
at the blast of breath from your nostrils.
16 He reached down from on high and took hold of me;
he drew me out of deep waters.
17 He rescued me from my powerful enemy,
from my foes, who were too strong for me.
18 They confronted me in the day of my disaster,
but the LORD was my support.
19 He brought me out into a spacious place;
he rescued me because he delighted in me.
20 The LORD has dealt with me according to my righteousness;
according to the cleanness of my hands he has rewarded me.
This Psalm of David is rejoicing with an overflowing heart in the mercy of God.
Prophetic David is telling of events of Jesus Christ before the Temple is built and before the birth of Jesus our Lord a thousand years before Jesus.
The earthquake & events after Jesus forgave us and dismissed His Spirit.
Because Jesus gave us His Holy Spirit, the Psalm is about us, individually. In our day of trouble, we call out to Him and He saves us forever.
Father God, We call out to You when we have circumstances to call upon You. We pray for the people in low lying areas of Tropical Storm Bill. And our roofs to hold well all over the area.
I pray for my loved one's employment opportunity, to go be blessed by You, to walk with Your People. Thank You for this opportunity and the name given to me with great care 23 years ago. You give us Hope in our lives. Thank You, Father God.
I pray for the communication in our family to be complete and in Your mercy.
Your great Love assures us that Your Plan in us enables us to do our lives learning how high, how wide, how deep is the Love You have for us. I lift up all of this week to You in expectation of Your goodness.
Thank You, Father for Jesus. Amen.
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