This week's reading has revealed my son's new favorite verse. He has decided that he wants this posted in his room:
Do I have such a shortage of crazy people that you brought this one to act crazy around me? 1 Samuel 21:15
I love the Psalms. They are full of beauty and encouragement. I could probably list every single one of them as they each spoke to me in some way. However, here are a few that I am going to tuck away in my heart.
I sought the Lord, and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 34:4
When I seek Him, He will deliver me.
But I have trusted in Your faithful love, my heart will rejoice in your deliverance. Psalm 13:5
If I but trust, my heart will rejoice.
Guard me as the apple of your eye, hide me in the shadow of your wings. Psalm 17:5
What comfort there is in knowing that I am the apple of his eye.
When I awake, I will be satisfied with your presence. Psalm 17:15
Oh Lord, how I want to seek my satisfaction from only You.
I was given over to you at birth. You have been my God from my mother's womb. Psalm 22:10
To know that I have belonged to You since before I was born. As an adopted child, there is comfort in knowing that He knew me and claimed me.
And then there is this convicting little gem:
Here is the man who would not make God his refuge, but trusted in the abundance of his riches, taking refuge in his destructive behavior. Psalm 52:8
Oh Father, please help me to not be like this man. To not cling to my possessions and strongholds. May I only find refuge in You.
He granted their request because they trusted in Him. 1 Chronicles 5:20b
May you trust in Him today.