Psalms for the soul

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God has a way of surprising me.

Often times it’s a kindness I wasn’t expecting.

Recently, it was loving words and prayers.

I wasn’t expecting it.

I was simply being transparent in an effort to give glory to my Lord and King Jesus.

Isn’t that just like the Lord…

He blessed me as I was seeking to honor Him.

“Praise the LORD! I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright and in the congregation. ” Ps. 111:1 NKJV

praise.

It requires knowing He is praiseworthy and bringing to mind those things He has done.

joy.

“Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! They walk, O LORD, in the light of Your countenance.  In Your name they rejoice all day long. And in Your righteousness they are exalted.”
Ps. 89:15-16

mercy

“Blessed be God, who has not turned away my prayer, nor His mercy from me!”
Ps. 66:20 NKJV

How long is the list?

Could I even remember all the answered prayers?

No.

But I wish I could.

God’s answers have not always been what I wished for, but they have always been for the best.

“For You, O God, have tested us; You have refined us as silver is refined.”
Ps. 66:10 NKJV

Refining isn’t always comfortable.

But it brings out the best.

I don’t always like it, but I’m so glad Jesus cares enough not to leave me as I was found.

Instead He’s working minute by minute, daily, weekly,…for a lifetime to hone and shape and clean and carve me into a more beautiful creation.

And I’m so glad.

May you be willing and able to see His wondrous working in the everyday moments.

“Jesus,

I love You. Thank You for loving me. Thank You for all Your words, work, and faithfulness. May Your name be known by every tongue, every tribe, all of mankind.”

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