“The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord is on his heavenly throne. He observes everyone on earth; his eyes examine them. The Lord examines the righteous, but the wicked, those who love violence, he hates with a passion. On the wicked he will rain fiery coals and burning sulphur, a scorching wind will be their lot. For the Lord is righteous, he loves justice; the upright will see his face.” Psalms 11: 4-7
God sees everything and because he is just all will see their rewards or punishment. We who are forgiven will see his face. Those who are wicked will see his face of judgement and wrath. He ignores nothing.
“You, Lord, will keep the needy safe and protect us from the wicked, who freely strut around when what is vile is honored by the human race.” Psalms 12:7-8
Does it seem like evil is accepted all the more often, and evil increases? Well God will take care of his own. He will not loose even one.
“But I trust in your unfailing love ; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing the Lord’s praise, for he has been good to me.” Psalms 13:5-6
I can’t say enough. He is so good and I can see so many little things he is doing every day.
“Lord, who may dwell in your sacred tent? Who may dwell on your holy mountain? The one whose walk is blameless, who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from their heart; whose tongue utters no slander, who does no wrong to a neighbor, and casts no slur on others; who despises a vile person but honors those who fear the Lord ; who keeps an oath even when it hurts, and does not change their mind, who lends money to the poor without interest; who does not accept a bribe against the innocent. Whoever does these things will never be shaken.” Psalms 15:1-6
It can be hard at times to do the right thing. To always tell the truth and keep your promises. Think of others first. It seems easier to take care of yourself first. But God notices when you choose to do the right thing when it’s tough. He will reward you.
“I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” Psalms 16:8
Watching all God does is so rewarding. He is always working in and through people I know. My church is changing lives around the world and it’s amazing to watch.
“I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.” Psalms 17:6
Nothing is too simple or too difficult for you. How simple of me to assume, I don’t need to bother God about something. I was fretting about having the same breakfast every day once. It’s good but getting annoying. Well I prayed about it and this morning it was totally different and so was lunch. I don’t believe in coincidences. God is good and I thanked him.
“To the faithful you show yourself faithful, to the blameless you show yourself blameless, to the pure you show yourself pure, but to the devious you show yourself shrewd. You save the humble but bring low those whose eyes are haughty.” Psalms 18:25-26
God treats us just how we treat others. Therefore you should always treat others how you wish to be treated.
“With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall.” Psalms 18:29
How big is your God? My God always wins. He is not afraid of your problems. He fights every battle you surrender to him. Are you complaining about your problems, or are you leaving them at his feet. I have left some strange problems at his feet. He has never let me down. He may not answer every need just how I choose. People do die and trials do come, but he always brings me through victoriously.
“The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the Lord right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes. The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever. The decrees of the Lord are firm, and all of them are righteous.” Psalms 19:7-10
God does not lie. He is right and righteous. I have never been let down. His ways bring life and joy. They make sense after using them. They are very simple but they work. The more you follow the easier they are to follow. It all begins with the fear of the Lord. He is more important to me than anything.
“Now this I know: the Lord gives victory to his anointed. He answers from his heavenly sanctuary with the victorious power of his right hand. Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we will trust in the name of the Lord our God. They are brought to their knees and fail, but will rise up and stand firm.” Psalms 20:6-8
I love being victorious, it feels good. Just reading through Psalms is so rewarding and I couldn’t include every promise. It is definitely something to read if you are discouraged.