‘Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together.’
Living a life of praise is what you were designed to do. There may be many reasons to moan and complain. But God is still in control and He can be trusted. So, let’s praise the Lord today and let’s exalt His name together.
PRAYER: Lord, I have decided that I will live a life of praise. So right now, I take this moment to praise You and to lift up Your wonderful name. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.
Psalm 146:5 ‘Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD their God.’
Do you want to be blessed? Then put your hope and trust in the Lord. The Lord is your great Helper. Nothing is too difficult for the Lord your Maker. Our hope and expectation should be found in Him and in Him alone.
PRAYER: Lord, You are my Helper. You will come to my aid and deliver me. My hope is in You and You are the forever faithful One. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
I sought the LORD, and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to Him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame. Psalm 34:4-5
Are you oppressed by fear and anxiety? See what David did when he was fearful: He sought the Lord and He delivered him from all his fears. Then he goes on to say, those who look to Him are radiant. Who do you look to? If you look to people, they can do only so much, but if you look up to Jesus Christ, who is the Light, you will be radiant. You will never be put to shame, you will never be disappointed because the Lord will never let you down.
Psalm 146:3 ‘Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save.’
Sometimes we put our trust in the wrong places. The Lord is the only One who can truly save us. Let us not be distracted by other sources of help’.The Lord is the source of our needs and we must look to Him with expectation.
PRAYER: Lord, forgive me for thinking that other people can solve my problems when You are the only One to whom I can really turn. I place my trust and confidence in You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen
He will call on me, and I will answer him. Psalm 91:15
It seems so obvious to us that our prayers should be answered. They are things we long for and about which we are burdened. Surely they are good things and would bring glory to God. Why doesn’t God answer? Such questions put faith and patience to the test especially when we reach the point of desperation. You may think that God has forgotten you or angry with you.
May be, He has answered your prayer and it is “no” or may be it is wait, which means His time hasn’t yet come. And when it does, it brings great glory to His Name. If the answer is “no” He may give you something better. Trust the Lord with all your prayers. He is listening to you; He knows what’s best for you.
It can be disheartening when you call someone and they do not answer you. People may not always answer or respond to your call, but when you call on the Lord––He will answer you.
Friends and family may ignore your cry, but God is right there beside you and He never ignores or rejects you when you call on Him.”
In Psalm 50:15 the Lord declares: “Call upon Me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you.” As children of the living God, our heavenly Father appeals to us to cry out to Him for deliverance. Let us be quick to cry out to Him with humility, sincerity, and faith.
When worry and deep concerns plague us, we toss and turn all night long — unable to sleep. But, when King David was surrounded by troubles and threats, he sang. Psalm 4:8,
In peace I will both lie down and sleep, For You alone, O Lord, make me to dwell in safety.
What is causing you sleepless nights? Place those concerns and worries at the feet of Jesus. Rest in His arms, knowing that He is well capable of dealing with every single problem you are facing today.
Having an appetite for God’s Word is one sign that a person truly loves the Lord, for the Bible is food for the soul. Job said, “I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food” (Job 23:12). Jeremiah said, “Your words were found, and I ate them, and Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart” (Jer. 15:16). Jesus said, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God” (Matt. 4:4). The Bible is sweet to those who love it. Learn it and live it. As you savor the word, it becomes like honey to your soul, you cannot live without it.
I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; from where shall my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber. Psalm 121:1-3
God is All-powerful, the Creator of heaven and earth. He’s with us, always. He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber. He won’t allow us to fall. We may find ourselves on slippery slopes, or the path we’re walking may be full of potholes and obstacles. But the God, who knows all, knows our way. And even when we stumble, He will keep our footsteps firm. He watches over us and never sleeps nor slumbers. Let our eyes be fixed on Him.