Friday, February 08, 2008

Quick Fixes from the Psalms:

In a bad mood?

  • "I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad." (34:1-2)
Sad about something?
  • "May all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you! May those who love your salvation say evermore, “God is great!” (70:4)
Proud of yourself?
  • "My mouth will tell of your righteous acts, of your deeds of salvation all the day, for their number is past my knowledge. With the mighty deeds of the Lord God I will come; I will remind them of your righteousness, yours alone." (71:15-16)
Bothered by enemies?
  • "And my tongue will talk of your righteous help all the day long, for they have been put to shame and disappointed who sought to do me hurt." (71:24)
Struggling with evil desires?
  • "How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments! I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you." (119:9-11)
  • "Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!" (46:10)
  • " far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us." (103:12)


Grandma of Many said...

No one says it better than God's Word. The Psalms are amazing and puts everything in perspective. Thanks Kenny for posting these Scriptures and thanks for the article by J I Packer. It was very good. Mom

The Goldman Family said...

Darn! Guess I cant use those excuses any more...sigh.