Posts Tagged ‘Psalms’

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 11/18/18

November 19, 2018

This week’s scripture is from Psalms:

Let [us] give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for man…   (Psalm 107:8)

Let us come before the Lord with thankful hearts and praise Him who loves us with an everlasting love. Praise be to God for He provides for our every need and fills us with all good things. Thanks be to God for He never leaves us or forsakes us. Let us come before Him and bow down; let us count our blessings and praise Him for His holiness. Thanks be to God for His great gift in giving us His son Jesus Christ that we might know Him and the mercy of His grace. Praise be to God for He is good and all He does is good. Let us give thanks to the Lord. Thanks be to God for all He has done. Thanks be to God. Amen.

May you be blessed by the Lord as you praise Him with thanksgiving.

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Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 11/11/18

November 12, 2018

This week’s scripture is from Psalms:

“I will praise you forever for what you have done;
in your name I will hope, for your name is good.
I will praise you in the presence of your saints.”    
(Psalms 52:9)

Praise God, Praise God. In the midst of life’s ongoing trials and troubles, Praise God. For all He has done for us, Praise the Lord. It is so easy to be distracted by the difficulties we are facing that we can lose our focus on the One who is our strength and our ever-present help in times of trouble. Remember to call on Him and praise Him. Lift up your voice and praise the Lord, for He is good and all He does is good. Pray, praise, sing. Let His mercy and grace wash over you. Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.

May the Lord fill your heart with hope and joy as you raise your voice to praise Him.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 11/04/18

November 5, 2018

This week’s scripture is from Psalms:

“But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever,
the purposes of his heart through all generations.”
  (Psalm 33:11)

The generations come and the generations go; they plan and they strive to make their mark, but the plans of man are passing and his time is always short. Things go this way and that, back and then forth, up and then down, but God’s plans never waver; His timing is always perfect; everything happens at precisely the right time, in the right place, and in the right manner. His plans and His purposes are always fulfilled, and they never fail. Let us remember to always ask the Lord what His plans are for us before we make our own plans, for His plans will always be the best for us, because God’s plans come from God’s heart.

May the Lord bless you with a heart toward His heart.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 09/16/18

September 17, 2018

This week’s scripture is from Psalms:

“For the word of the LORD is right and true;
he is faithful in all he does.
The LORD loves righteousness and justice;
the earth is full of his unfailing love.

“By the word of the LORD were the heavens made,
their starry host by the breath of his mouth.” 
  (Psalm 33:4-6)

Let us rededicate ourselves to reading the Word of God, for the Word is righteous, the Word is truth, the Word is a fount of life, a gift from God for guidance — for wisdom, for comfort, for joy, for peace, for praise, for protection, for inspiration, for healing; a blessing for the heart, for the mind, for the soul. The Word is the breath of God, the power of creation, the witness of salvation, the tongue of the Spirit, the revelation of eternal life, the everlasting love of the LORD. Thank God. Let us pray, “Open my heart and my mind to this your Word, O LORD, place it on my tongue, make it part of my very being, and let me speak love into the people and situations I encounter each day.”

May the Lord inspire you to open His word and walk in its blessings each and every day.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 08/05/18

August 6, 2018

This week’s scripture is from Psalms:

“I trust in the steadfast love of God forever and ever.”   (Psalm 52:8 ESV)

God has promised never to leave us nor forsake us. In our most difficult times, He is there; whether we can feel Him with us or not, He is there; whether we can hear His voice or not, He is there, for He has said He will always be there, and his love never fades and never fails. The love of God for us knows no season; it does not ebb and flow like the tide; it does not come and go like the wind; it does not wear out or grow weary, for His love is everlasting. The Lord is faithful and His love is true; it knows no bounds and it has no limits, for God is love, and we are who He loves. Trust in His love for you and listen to His heart.

May you know the Lord’s unfailing love for you.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 07/29/18

July 30, 2018

This week’s scripture is from Psalms:

“I lift up my eyes to the hills—
where does my help come from?

 My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.”
 (Psalm 121:1-2)

There is only one we can turn to who can help us in every situation and every circumstance no matter how bad, no matter how troublesome. Where the things of man fail and the ways of the world hold no answers and little help, He is the one to whom we can and should always turn, for the Lord already knows about our troubles and He alone knows the way to salvation and freedom. The Lord alone is the One to whom we can go, for He is already with us and He will not abandon His own. So lift up your eyes to Him to whom you belong; look upon Him and worship Him and give Him praise. See that He is there for you.

May you remember to always turn your heart to the Lord who loves you.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 07/15/18

July 16, 2018

This week’s scriptures come from Psalms:

“Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.”           
(Psalms 118:29 NKJV)

“Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good;
Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!”  
(Psalms 34:8 NKJV)

God is good; God is good; God is good! Let us never forget the goodness of God. He blesses us and sheds His mercy and grace upon us every day in every circumstance. Let us remember to call on His name, for we can always trust in Him who loves us and gave His Son for us. Let us give thanks to the Lord and throw ourselves upon His mercy and goodness, for He cares for us and means to bless us. How good is God that His mercy and love are never-ending. Praise His holy name.

May the Lord bless you with His mercy and goodness as you call upon His name.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 05/27/18

May 28, 2018

This week’s scripture is from Psalms:

“We wait in hope for the LORD;
he is our help and our shield.
In him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in his holy name.” 
(Psalm 33:20-21)

When life comes hard against us, and our hearts are breaking, and crying out for relief, there is one who is holy and true, in whom we can trust, and his name is Lord of Lords. In Him we have our hope and our being, and our hope is not some wishful longing, but it is the assurance of Jesus Christ that He is our salvation and our shield. He sits at the right hand of the Father ever making intercession for the saints, and His words are true and righteous, life-giving and eternal. In Him we can wait; in Him we can trust, for He will not withhold his blessings from those who belong to Him. Hallelujah! Thank you, Lord Jesus.

May your heart be open to trust in the Lord and wait in hope for his blessings.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 05/20/18

May 21, 2018

This week’s scripture is from Psalms:

“Praise the Lord!

Praise God in His sanctuary;
Praise Him in His mighty heavens!

Praise Him for His mighty acts;
Praise Him according to His surpassing greatness!”
    (Psalm 150:1-2)

How blessed we are to be children of the Most High God. Praise the Lord! How blessed we are to have received His saving grace. Praise God! How blessed we are that His Son, Jesus Christ, died for us, for our salvation. Praise the Lord God Almighty. How blessed we are to have forgiveness of our sins through the blood of Jesus Christ. Praise His Holy name. How blessed we are to have been set free from sin and death. Praise the Lord Most High. How blessed we are that the Son of God sits at the right hand of the Father making intercession. Praise the Lord! How blessed we are for His mercy and grace. Praise Him!

May the praises from your lips rise up to the Throne of Grace as you remember His mighty blessings.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 05/06/18

May 7, 2018

This week’s scripture is from Psalms:

“But I trust in your unfailing love;
my heart rejoices in your salvation.
I will sing the LORD’s praise,
for he has been good to me.”     
(Psalm 13:5-6)

Our troubles may at times seem daunting, but we can trust in the Lord to save us, for it is His love for us that is our strength, a love greater than the greatest problems, a love that overcomes every attack of the enemy, a love that has defeated even death and brings eternal life in Christ Jesus. “It is so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take him at his word,” says the old song, and so true it is. Let your heart rejoice at His matchless love for you; trust in Him and sing praises to His name for He will deliver you; He will be good to you, for no good thing will He withhold from those who love Him and are called by His name.

May the blessings of the Lord be upon you as you trust and praise Him.