As I was praying tonight and reflecting on the goings-on of this past week, I couldn't help but feel overwhelmed. Its been a stressful week..to some maybe not..but to me it has been in more ways than one. Maybe its a combo of being pregnant and all the hormones that are out of 'whack' in my system..but I was just beginning to feel like things had become unraveled all around me. Not in a life threatening way, but you know how everyday life can get one down at times. I started to cry and cried out to God to help me..to give me or show me some sort of peace. And then I felt led to turn to Psalm 34 where I read this passage..which brought me to even more tears because it was exactly what I was needing to see.
verse 17 ~ The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
verse 18 ~ The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite (crushed) spirit.
verse 19 ~ Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.
So simple, yet so powerful. Thats what I love about God's word. :-)
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