I’m a day late posting this one. Sundays are hectic for us, I apologize! It’s always current here on my Facebook page if you want to follow along there!
I’d like to introduce to you a special friend of mine. Loretta Yopp and her husband have faithfully loved and fostered children for years, and boy does she love the Lord! We connected several years ago when my husband and I were the youth pastors at Rocky Mount Church of God. I know you’ll be blessed today by her encouragement! You can find her new blog here at www.puttingonthenew.blogspot.com
————— Loretta Yopp – Psalm 7-8 ——————–
❤ Verses 1-6 We find that David is being tested…. David is being falsely accused of something that he did not do. Yet we find that David truly shows why he is considered a man after God’s own heart. Instead of looking for revenge David cried out to God for justice. He prayed instead of retaliating. So many times we try to fight people or battles within ourselves and we make it worse when God simply says “Be still and know that he is God!” How many times do we open mouth and insert foot! (For me this is often the case) Take time to read Romans 12:19 and II Chronicles 20:17 if you are in a battle.
❤ Verses 7-13 We see that David truly understands that God is the ultimate Judge. We understand that God sees everything and there’s nothing hidden from God. God sees the heart of man and our motives and thoughts are an open book to him. We all struggle with weaknesses but if we truly follow him God he will help us overcome our weaknesses and reward our efforts.
❤ Verses 14-16 When we hold our peace and allow God to fight the battle that rages against us, evil will eventually destroy itself. But sometimes in the cross fire we do get hurt. And sometimes we don’t understand why, but I’ve come to realize that those battle scars are reminders that we overcame the battle. We may have been crushed, been broken and been knocked down but we are still standing strong. We are Victorious and an OVERCOMER!
❤ Verse 17 David gives us a true lesson that even in the battle we have reason to Praise the Lord… Yes, no matter how hard the battle gets don’t ever let the enemy steal your praise!!
❤ Verse 1 ” O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth who hast set thy glory above the heavens!” My friend there is NO other name in heaven or on earth that is strong enough to Save, Deliver, set the captives free, heal, calm the raging storm, but yet gentle enough that can still a baby’s cry or mend a broken heart… David knew that there was something about the name of Jesus…
Verses<3 3-4 Who is this man, that we his children our on His mind… How could this man called Jesus care about me? That He would come and comfort me and talk to me… The very Creator of the heavens and earth, the very work of His hands! How amazing that is to me, just to think that I am a child of the King. He loves me and you that if we find time to be still He will come to us and speak to our hearts! The Master Designer has placed His very fingerprint on us…
Praise Him today for He inhabits the Praises of His people!!
Thank you so much, Loretta for sharing with us today! I love how you said, “He helps us to overcome our weaknesses and rewards our efforts.” He understands our humanity and He rewards our efforts, big and small, for the kingdom of God!
David got to see such a beautiful side of God. He was sheltered and protected in the midst of such treacherous storms in his life. I encourage you to read Psalms 91 today if you’re going through a storm in your own life.
God will rescue you from the hands of your enemies. He will provide. He will make a way where there seems to be no way. The doctor doesn’t have the final say. The bank doesn’t get the final word. God is Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.
Even when the thick, heavy rain clouds are wildly blowing in around you, God will come in and watch over His babies. There’s such comfort in that, my friend. ❤
It’s time to chime in! We’d love to hear your thoughts on Psalm 7-8! Are you in a storm yourself? We would love to pray with you!
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