Nuggets of Truth

“My mouth will tell of your righteous deeds, of your saving acts all day long – though I know not how to relate them all. I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, Sovereign Lord, I will proclaim your righteous deeds, yours alone. Since my youth, God, you have taught me, and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds. Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, my God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your mighty acts to all who are to come.” Psalms 71:15-18

This is my motto. God has been so good to me I want to shout it from the roof. Getting up there will take a miracle but that won’t stop me. I want everyone to know the joy I’ve found. And I really have plenty to complain about but it no longer phases me after what I have found. Oh that pearl of unfathomable value.

“But as for me, my feet had almost slipped; I had nearly lost my foothold. For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked “. Psalms 73:2-3

At one time I really struggled with the success and prosperity of people who were wicked. It just didn’t seem right. But God explained that he loves everyone he gives breath new every day to all and the sun shines on all because he is good and he can’t deny himself. But God can not make them change and one day it will be too late and they will suffer for eternity. We will all reap for our actions. He will always hold me close and one day I will return to be with him forever.

“Restore us God Almighty; make your face shine on us, that we may be saved.” Psalms 80:7

There are many reasons why we may be desperate and in need. Many times it is our own fault because of our own actions. Everything has consequences and I have had some deserved consequences in my past. But God also promises to hear us when we come to him. Sometimes trials come to strengthen us and I remember crying out for years over severe cramping in my legs. After four years I had a surgery that relieved the pain. I realized that I was so much stronger and I could ignore a lot of pain. It made me realize that with him I am always going to be all right even through the hard times.

“Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked. For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold whose walk is blameless.” Psalms 84:10-11

I never wish to be away from the Lord, this world has nothing I want anymore. I am glad to be away from it. Too much drama for me. I have found so much peace and in my little world that I never really desire to go back.

“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Psalms 90:12

Time has a way of slipping through our hands. I remember when my daughters were young it seemed like the days lasted forever. Now I can see how each year goes faster and faster. Even though I am retired and have so much free time I never take it for granted. Each minute I try to do the most important things first. I have a schedule most days and I stick to it. I used to procrastinate so often so now I say just do it, now. When I think of something I need to do. Even just emailing my daughters to check on how they’re doing. I don’t take life for granted anymore because I may not be here tomorrow.

“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the most high will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust.” Psalms 91:1

Psalms 91 is so comforting and I memorized it and said it to myself often just as the soldiers used to do in military time to encourage them. God’s protection is always around us and his plans are good.

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