Monday’s encouragement

The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness, The world and those who dwell therein. Psalms 24:1 NKJV

I needed this verse this morning.

To be honest I woke up in a less than joyful mood.

To put it in one word, I was cranky.

The Lord, being so patient and merciful, brought me this verse as I read this morning.

It’s truth reminded me of what is important.

God.

No matter how I’m feeling, either physically, emotionally, spiritually or mentally, God is the One in charge.

He is on His throne.

He does what is best.

He loves me and paid for my salvation.

What do I have to be upset about?

I could argue, complain, choose to be offended, or miserable, but in the end I’m only choosing hurt when I allow myself to do those things.

I don’t want to hurt others, myself, nor dishonor my Lord.

Thus, these verses are my lifesaver, my necessary flotation device for my attitude and thoughts.

I will cling to God’s Word rather than sink into the waves of self-pity or self-focus or discouragement.

Because:

Psalm 73:28 KJV — …it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works.

Please:

Psalm 143:10 KJV — Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.

For:

Psalm 18:30 KJV — …God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.

Dear Lord Jesus,

Thank You for Your Word. Thank You for reminding me of what is truly important this morning. Lord, I trust You with my day, my “list”, my needs. Please teach me how to be discerning and what to focus on. Lord, thank You for Your patience with me. Thank You for providing for all my needs, including the verse of encouragement. I love You, Lord. Amen.

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