1 Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting.
2 The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the outcasts of Israel.
3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. 4
He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names.
5 Great is our Lord,
and abundant in power;
his understanding is beyond measure.
6 The LORD lifts up the humble; he casts the wicked to the ground.
7 Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; make melody to our God on the lyre!
8 He covers the heavens with clouds;
he prepares rain for the earth;
he makes grass grow on the hills.
9 He gives to the beasts their food,
and to the young ravens that cry.
10 His delight is not in the strength of the horse,
nor his pleasure in the legs of a man,
11 But the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.
12 Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion!
13 For he strengthens the bars of your gates;
he blesses your children within you.
14 He makes peace in your borders;
he fills you with the finest of the wheat.
15 He sends out his command to the earth;
his word runs swiftly.
16 He gives snow like wool;
he scatters hoarfrost like ashes.
17 He hurls down his crystals of ice like crumbs; who can stand before his cold?
18 He sends out his word, and melts them;
he makes his wind blow and the waters flow.
19 He declares his word to Jacob, his statutes and rules to Israel.
20 He has not dealt thus with any other nation; they do not know his rules.
March has come and gone like the Lion and Lamb March is known to be.
This Portion of the Word of God is balm. The soothing Good News Father God is charge. Today is going to be ok. Our Father has not brought you so far to drop you on your head. God has not abandoned you. God knows our cares and anxieties before they even occur. And God, of course, is part of us overcoming.
We have a choice. We can be Daniel, who believes God will triumph in all circumstances. We can be Peter who will stand, fall or swim to meet Jesus. Peter even goes forth when Peter thinks he has only a vision of the jail allowing him to leave. We can choose to let our storm gather anxiety, or we can make the larger prayer and decide to stand on the firm foundation of Jesus Christ. Do the work Jesus has given us to do - Believe.
37 And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. 38 But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” 39 And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. 40 He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?”
You are the Compass of North, South, East and West.
The Cross intersects mankind meeting God through the Lamb of God, Jesus.
In Jesus, we have a choice to stand on the firm foundation
and not to stay in the boat of storm and doubt.
We will forgo fleeting emotion like a shower and we will believe Jesus Christ.
And we will visualize Jesus calming the storm, helping Peter to stand on the impossible and be secure.
Giving thanks for God allowing us time and forbearance for our past flaws, sins and weaknesses.
And leaning upon God to help us to strive more ably. Getting on with our perseverance. Telling You,
Thank You, Father. We agree with the Words of Jesus, "Rise up."
We will picture rising up, standing with Jesus, telling Him we love Jesus. We will picture
our loved ones standing up. And we will rest with the Lord for His care and answers. Letting
God be our Father and providing His answers.
Knowing our prayers touch others' prayers and seeing we form this prayer bond to Jesus Christ eternal. Giving thanks for Travis, who made the excellent point today our great artists, take what is sorrowful and make Joy, Love and Peace. Gratitude for healing to the God who sustains us, daily with His Word. And how wonderful to receive Wisdom in conversation as from the Lord. Jesus is the Light of the world and of mankind.
We will rise up in Jesus Christ. Amen.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves! †