Thursday, February 16, 2006


Psalm 145 ~ A praise psalm by David.

145:1 I will exalt you, my God, the King.
I will praise your name forever and ever.
145:2 Every day I will praise you.
I will extol your name forever and ever.
145:3 Great is Yahweh, and greatly to be praised!
His greatness is unsearchable.
145:4 One generation will commend your works to another,
and will declare your mighty acts.
145:5 Of the glorious majesty of your honor,
of your wondrous works, I will meditate.
145:6 Men will speak of the might of your awesome acts.
I will declare your greatness.
145:7 They will utter the memory of your great goodness,
and will sing of your righteousness.
145:8 Yahweh is gracious, merciful,
slow to anger, and of great loving kindness.
145:9 Yahweh is good to all.
His tender mercies are over all his works.
145:10 All your works will give thanks to you, Yahweh.
Your saints will extol you.
145:11 They will speak of the glory of your kingdom,
and talk about your power;
145:12 to make known to the sons of men his mighty acts,
the glory of the majesty of his kingdom.
145:13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom.
Your dominion endures throughout all generations.
Yahweh is faithful in all his words,
and loving in all his deeds.
145:14 Yahweh upholds all who fall,
and raises up all those who are bowed down.
145:15 The eyes of all wait for you.
You give them their food in due season.
145:16 You open your hand,
and satisfy the desire of every living thing.
145:17 Yahweh is righteous in all his ways,
and gracious in all his works.
145:18 Yahweh is near to all those who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth.
145:19 He will fulfill the desire of those who fear him.
He also will hear their cry, and will save them.
145:20 Yahweh preserves all those who love him,
but all the wicked he will destroy.
145:21 My mouth will speak the praise of Yahweh.
Let all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever.

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I am in a much better place than I was last week at this time. It's rainy and dreary outside, yet inside I am calm, and joyful, and relaxed. Grateful for the mercy of God. I pray I will not forget this a week from now, a month from now, a year from now, but hold on to this as a reminder of his Goodness. It will be my pile of stones, my marker, my alter for this leg of my journey. So I can look, and see, and not forget the grace and goodness of the Lord. At the same time, I need to move on, get on with things that seemed so major before, but are mere bumps in the road now. Perspective. Amazing what a true trial can do to help us understand what is and isn't important! And too, I hope I can take this experience and use it to benefit of others - those in the same situation, and even those who are just experiencing a rough time right now. May I be filled with grace and compassion towards them, and do all I can to help them find their way. May I be diligent in prayer, mindful that it's not what I do that is significant, rather what God does.
May I keep the importance off of me, and be used as a servant to further his Kingdom in whatever way he chooses to use me.
This week, I echo these Psalms with my whole heart......

Psalm 28: 26 & 27

28:6 Blessed be Yahweh,
because he has heard the voice of my petitions.
28:7 Yahweh is my strength and my shield.
My heart has trusted in him, and I am helped.
Therefore my heart greatly rejoices.
With my song I will thank him.

Psalm 34:1-8

34:1 I will bless Yahweh at all times.
His praise will always be in my mouth.
34:2 My soul shall boast in Yahweh.
The humble shall hear of it, and be glad.
34:3 Oh magnify Yahweh with me.
Let us exalt his name together.
34:4 I sought Yahweh, and he answered me,
and delivered me from all my fears.
34:5 They looked to him, and were radiant.
Their faces shall never be covered with shame.
34:6 This poor man cried, and Yahweh heard him,
and saved him out of all his troubles.
34:7 The angel of Yahweh encamps around those who fear him,
and delivers them.
34:8 Oh taste and see that Yahweh is good.
Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.

Psalm 40: 1- 3

40:1 I waited patiently for Yahweh.
He turned to me, and heard my cry.
40:2 He brought me up also out of a horrible pit,
out of the miry clay.
He set my feet on a rock,
and gave me a firm place to stand.
40:3 He has put a new song in my mouth, even praise to our God.
Many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in Yahweh.

Psalm 105: 1-5

105:1 Give thanks to Yahweh! Call on his name!
Make his doings known among the peoples.
105:2 Sing to him, sing praises to him!
Tell of all his marvelous works.
105:3 Glory in his holy name.
Let the heart of those who seek Yahweh rejoice.
105:4 Seek Yahweh and his strength.
Seek his face forever more.
105:5 Remember his marvelous works that he has done....


Darla said...

oh how i love the psalms.... how much i relate to david - up one mintue, down the next... always seeking God... seeming to be a mess a lot of the time... the questions, the questions, the questions.... the honesty, the transparency.... yes, i spend a lot of time in the psalms. it makes me feel like i'm not alone. :) thank you for this post. love ya girl

gerbmom said...

So true Darla. The raw honesty of David is amazing. And we can all relate to what he says, what he cries for, what he begs for and what he praises God for. It is very comforting to know we are not alone in our struggles!