"Yeah, thou dost make him [man] most blessed for ever; thou dost make him glad with the joy of thy presence" (21:6). Is it that we are blessed forever because the joy of his presence is always with us? All we have to do, if even for a brief moment, is to take a deep … Continue reading Psalm 21
As an avid reader of the Book of Psalms, this project was born by an idea of mediating on each Psalm and pulling from it one sentence or phrase that either captures the essence of that Psalm or really can inspire the reader to reflection, consolation, or prayer.
"May He grant you your heart's desire, and fulfill all your plans!" (20:4). When you place your trust fully in the Lord and not in the things of this world you can be assured that He reads your heart and helps you on your pilgrimage.
"The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul" (19:7) The law of the Lord revives the soul. Find solace in the Word of God. Photo by John-Mark Smith on Pexels.com
"He made my feet like hinds' feet, and set me secure on the heights" (18:33) God looks out for us. Protects us. He knows what we need when we need it. He sets us secure. If we know how God calls us we should not be afraid to follow because he gives us strength.
"Keep me as the apple of thy eye; hide me in the shadow of thy wings" (17:8) A profoundly simple request. Yet, since we know these to always be true as long as we remain on the straight and narrow we can meditate on these as affirmations: I am the Apple of God's eye. I … Continue reading Psalm 17
"Thou art my Lord; I have no good apart from thee" (16:2). He created us in His image and likeness. We are called to praise, reverence, and serve Him with all our heart, all our soul, all our mind. Apart from Him; what is there? Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com
"O Lord, who shall sojourn in thy tent? Who shall dwell on thy holy hill?" (15:1) Is not that holy hill Calvary? The Sacred Heart of He who died there is exemplary such that if we can imitate Him, we too can dwell on that holy hill. Photo by Johannes Rapprich on Pexels.com
"The Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are any that act wisely, that seek after God" (14:2) The Word of God is repeated as a rhetorical question by Jesus in the Gospel according to Luke, when He asks of His disciples, "when the Son of Man comes, … Continue reading Psalm 14
"But I have trusted in thy steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation" (13:5). The heart's natural inclination is to rejoice in His Salvation when we place our trust in His love. God reminds us of his love and to love others.
"The promises of the Lord are promises that are pure, silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times" (12:6). A reminder to be not afraid or feel abandoned when hope dampers. Remember God's promises -- mercy, salvation, eternal life. They are pure and refined and unequivocal. Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com