by Marcie Bridges, @Marcie_Bridges
For the Lord preserves the faithful,
And fully repays the proud person.
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart,
All you who hope in the Lord.
What you need to hear about is how God has encouraged me. How He has been my hope and my help. When I wanted to run to my husband or my best friend for comfort, I ran to God instead. As much as I needed and wanted their love, their affection, their comfort and arms around me; I needed God’s more.
As often happens, I spent today asking God what to write about. But He couldn’t speak to me because I had insisted upon letting my hurt and all that was bothering me block the flow of His Living Water.
Finally I admitted to Him that I needed Him to cleanse my heart and my mind so I could feel His presence and hear Him speak to me.
And you know what He said? “Praise Me.”
So I put on my headphones and began worshiping Him and as I did, my heart began to fill with His presence and peace.
Like red leaves in the coolest season.
Your grace, O Lord,
Like the waters falling from heights unfathomed.
Your mercies, O Lord,
Each morning the sunrise expresses Your redemption.
Your praise, O Lord,
Because I hope in You.
Your faithfulness, O Lord,
To my knees in reverent holy glory.
Your peace, O Lord,
When my world is tumbling.
Your presence, O Lord,
To stand strong and keep on going.
Your love, O Lord,
I need today, tomorrow, forever.
~Marcell Warner Bridges
©2 October 2016