May 6, 2020

Imagine. There was a moment in which the sun sparked into light for the first time. A moment when the first blade of grass emerged through the skin of a new earth. A moment when the bird first learned its song and animals first took steps. A moment when the night sky first appeared in its grandeur and the smallest cell first demonstrated its intricate design.

Before all of this, God was. He spoke and it all became. He breathed and life began.  

The Psalmist reminds us here that our salvation is not in kings or armies or military might, but only in God, the Creator of all. So, let Him be your help and shield! And If God has chosen us in Christ to be His people, how can we not rejoice? How can we not give thanks? How can we not sing and shout for joy?  

Read this Psalm with a heart of gratitude and joy! Our God is bigger than any pandemic, and our hope is in Him. Remember how great He is and how much He loves you!  

Psalm 33

The Steadfast Love of the Lord

1 Shout for joy in the Lord, O you righteous!
    Praise befits the upright.
Give thanks to the Lord with the lyre;
    make melody to him with the harp of ten strings!
Sing to him a new song;
    play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.

For the word of the Lord is upright,
    and all his work is done in faithfulness.
He loves righteousness and justice;
    the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord.

By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
    and by the breath of his mouth all their host.
He gathers the waters of the sea as a heap;
    he puts the deeps in storehouses.

Let all the earth fear the Lord;
    let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him!
For he spoke, and it came to be;
    he commanded, and it stood firm.

10 The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing;
    he frustrates the plans of the peoples.
11 The counsel of the Lord stands forever,
    the plans of his heart to all generations.
12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
    the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!

13 The Lord looks down from heaven;
    he sees all the children of man;
14 from where he sits enthroned he looks out
    on all the inhabitants of the earth,
15 he who fashions the hearts of them all
    and observes all their deeds.
16 The king is not saved by his great army;
    a warrior is not delivered by his great strength.
17 The war horse is a false hope for salvation,
    and by its great might it cannot rescue.

18 Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him,
    on those who hope in his steadfast love,
19 that he may deliver their soul from death
    and keep them alive in famine.

20 Our soul waits for the Lord;
    he is our help and our shield.
21 For our heart is glad in him,
    because we trust in his holy name.
22 Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us,
    even as we hope in you.

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.


Prayer:

Oh God, You are the author of life and salvation! Let me continually be in awe of You!

I am thankful that you have given me life and that in Christ You have called me to be your child. Help me trust in You alone and give my heart your gladness.

Let Your steadfast love be upon me as I hope in You!

43 thoughts on “RHYTHM: DAY 17

  1. Today, Father, may I continually look up to the heavens and shout for joy for you saved my soul and my name is in His book. You Father can do more in a moment than we can do in a lifetime. I bow my heart to you and simply pray: Bless me indeed and enlarge my territory. May your Spirit fill me anew and afresh this day. Help me to see evil and to run from it so as not to cause you, oh Lord pain because of my sin. Now, as I arise and face this new day, let’s go together and find one more for Jesus. Amen

      1. Oh mi SEÑOR tú eres el creador nuestro redentor, tuyo son los cielos y la tierra, somos tú creación,SEÑOR ayúdanos a permanecer confiados en tu santo nombre te alabamos mi Dios, gracias por darnos la salvación en Cristo Jesús, gracias porque en ti podemos confiar, gracias porque nos elegiste, oh SEÑOR a ti ruego y encomiendo nuestras vida , lléname cada día más de tu espíritu, de tu amor y de esa paz que sólo tú sabes dar, te alabamos con júbilo porque tú eres nuestro señor a ti toda la gloria por los siglos de los siglos, amén 🙏

    1. Thank You Lord that You see all the deeds of man. That includes ALL the deeds of man, the good and the bad! Nothing is hid from Your eyes! That is a comforting thought in times like these!

  2. Oh Lord,
    You are the Author of Life, and I rejoice! I find joy in all Your Creation!

    Thank you, Lord, for foiling the plans of our country and purposes of people. I’m confident in the Plans You have, my Lord, that will remain firm forever, and that Your Heart is threaded through all generations!

    May I be ever aware of Your Eyes looking down from Heaven, and that my hope remains in Your Control, Your Plan.

    I wait in Hope for you, my Lord! Be my Help! Be my Shield! In You my heart rejoices for I trust in Your Holy Name. May Your Steadfast Love rest upon me, oh Lord, as I place my hope in You Alone!

  3. …oh how great, how great is our God! Father, You are our help and our shield against this pandemic. We trust in You alone Father. Amen.

  4. Creator of the Universe and Creator of my Soul,

    I come with praise and thanksgiving this morning because I know Your Word holds true, and I can trust You.

    Everything else grows dim when I set my eyes on You. You are my help and my shield. You watch over me, and I am Yours.

    My hope is in You alone.

    Amen.

  5. Lord, You have blessed us as a nation. May we bless You! May our conversation and conduct point others to Your steadfast love.

  6. Dear Heavenly Father,
    As I awake this morning and look out into the day, I am reminded , that even with this pandemic, You are still on Your throne and all is right with the world! I can find hope and peace in that. When I get discouraged and afraid or when difficult circumstances arise, I keep saying over and over, God will provide , God will provide. When You look down from heaven, I want You to see Your faithful pleasing you. All the heavens and the earth should praise Your Holy name! You are our Creator, Our Lord, our Savior and our Friend. We all should say, today is the Lord’s . Let us rejoice in it! Please Lord, help me to always put Your will before mine and make the meditations of my heart and the words of my mouth be ever pleasing to Thee. Please forgive me for ever letting mere things of this world hold more importance than the love of You, Lord. All I need is You. I know You are watching me and are covering me with Your protection and love. In this I can find peace and joy! Amen.

    1. Amen. The peace that passes all understanding. The peace that radiates from our Lord!

  7. My soul waits for you. You are my help and my shield. My heart rejoices in You. I trust in Your Holy Name.

  8. God of wonders beyond our galaxy, you are holy, holy! Father today as awake with joy in my heart for another blessed day to be alive, I awake with praise and worship. For you alone deserve all glory, for you alone deserve all praise, for as I long to see glory, father I long to see your face. May you be exalted over all things today and that your children walk in faith knowing that you are the great I AM!
    You speak it happens. So today my heart has faith to wait on your leading and not my own. I faith I focus my attention on you and not the fear that will distract me from seeing what you are doing in this season. Continue to bless thise that seek you each day and call to those that need you. Today, I meditate on the word of God that leads me and hives me peace, shelter, and rest. Be glorified. And highly exalted!!!
    In Jesus name, Amen!!!!

  9. Oh Lord You are my light in this dark world. Guide me on Your pathway. And forgive me if I start wondering from it and gently bring me back into Your fold. I put my trust in You. For Your Will is what I seek. Let it be done on earth as it is in heaven. For Your kingdom is coming. Amen

  10. Thank you Lord, for your steadfast love. Let us continue to sing praises to your name and continue spreading the good news of your grace and mercy.

  11. Lord, thank You that Your strength is sufficient and Your power is above all. Please help me as I wait in this “meantime” to trust your plans and vision for Your people. Amen.

  12. Lord our souls wait on You! You are breath, You are life. You are God! You are merciful, the truth and Grace! You are God! All things have their being through You! You are God! You make a way out of no way, Your arm is not too short, Your Word accomplishes what You speak and it is so! Jesus saves! The Holy Spirit seals! We are Yours. Master, Savior, Redeemer, Restorer, Healer, the Balm of Gilead, Rose of Sharon, the Lily of the Vally, You are God!

    4 For the word of the Lord is upright,
    and all his work is done in faithfulness.
    5 He loves righteousness and justice;
    the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord.
    In Jesus Name!

  13. Thank you dear Lord for your plan of Salvation. Your great love for us is on display in all of your creation. The wonders of it tell the truth of who you are. Eternity is not enough to hold your praise , we are unable to give you the praise due you.
    This morning, I find confirmation in the words of Psalm 33, verse 18 and 19. Recent themes of bible literacy class and Sunday sermons flew into my mind as I was pondering the way the story of Israel in bondage in Egypt, their deliverance and on their way to the promised land , famine struck, but you provided manna from heaven. I remember how early in the first weeks of the pandemic how water and items were flying off the shelves and people were in a panic expecting certain famine
    Well now we have faith in God but I will never submit to that kind of fear again. For your love provides manna for your people for sure.
    . Our Christian lives were FORE shadowed by Israel’s struggles We pray we do not grumble like them but receive your gift of manna in the days ahead of us with grateful hearts
    .Psalm 33……
    Verse 19 ” That he may deliver their soul from death AND KEEP THEM ALIVE IN FAMINE😊
    Thus ,we glorify you with thankful hearts Oh Lord God Almighty. ” Jehovah Jireh” Amen.😄

  14. America has become proud as the world’s superpower. “Make America great!” is our battle cry; “America first,” our slogan. We have forgotten that greatness is in service and humility. God knows how to humble us for our own good and for his glory. Let us humble ourselves in fasting and prayer, seeking his face and turning from our wicked ways.

  15. V. 4 in the NLT reads, “For the word of the Lord holds true, and we can trust everything he does.” I pray your Spirit leads me today to trust you more in every aspect of my life.

  16. Day 17! So encouraged to see how many of us are still going. Way to go guys!

  17. You’re a good good Father, that’s Who You are……
    I am loved by You, that’s who I am….

  18. Lord, thank you for helping me and protecting me. Please be with the people who are helping us fight this virus – please protect them!

  19. Great is thy faithfulness oh Lord! You give us peace in the midst of the pandemic and hope where there’s uncertainty. Thank You for Your loving kindness.

  20. Heavenly Father,
    Thank you for Genesis 1:2, You’ve written in my heart that the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters, as in Deuteronomy 32:11-12, You teach me that You do not always explain the disturbances in this world but You assure me of Yourself and Your love for me.
    I thank you for keeping us safe not just from this pandemic but all these years of our lives. May we have faith and trust in You always as You hover over us no matter what we face each day. I love You my Lord!

    In Jesus name, Amen,

  21. Thank you Father for you assurance every moment, of every day, that you are in control.Nothing or no one can provide the steadfast Love as you. You alone know all things, and you alone have created all things. You are a Just God and your Glory is immeasurable and it illuminates from the east to the west. You breathed life into Adam, one word from you and you calmed the winds, you called Lazarus from death to life. You, alone have the right to call all men to you and how you achieve it is your plan alone, and if it is through a worldwide pandemic, so be it. Father, we have become a godless nation and you have permitted it to go on, but now hopefully every nation will go on blended knee and seek your face and forgiveness, for repentance is our only hope. Praise you God and Thank You Jesus, in whose name I pray.

  22. Lord, I praise you for answering my prayers for my daughter’s easy delivery of a healthy baby daughter yesterday. Thank you Lord. In Jesus Name, Amen

  23. Thank lord for your steadfast love,today lord help me to guard my heart and walk in your counsel oh lord.

  24. Praying for all of those affected by these circumstances. Let them know He is there.

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