Psalm 138 What am I to do on hard days?

Psalm 138

What are we to do when the world seems out of control? When people hurt us? When disappointment comes?

Our lives should still be marked by:

• whole hearted gratitude (v 1)
• public praise (v 1)
• humility and adoration (v 2)
• a love for his name and word (v 2)

Why? Because:

• God still answers (v 3)
• God strengthens us (v 3)
• God gazes upon the lowly (v 6)
• God preserves us (v 7)
• God defends & delivers (v 7)
• God will fulfill his purposes for us (v 8)
• God’s love is forever (v 8)
• we are the work of his hands (v 8)

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Psalm 137 Far From Home

Psalm 137

Babylon – the place of exile

Zion – the ultimate destination

Jerusalem – a reminder of the covenant between God and his people

The people are far from home. They long for the promised land. And they are refusing to forget that they belong to the Lord.

Lord, help us to remember you (v 5) and to hold you as our highest joy (v 6) even while living far from home (v 1).

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Psalm 136 His Love is Steadfast

Psalm 136

It only takes a minute of living to know that life is difficult. And if that was all we had to hold onto – none of us could endure.

This psalm lists some of the qualities of the Lord. He is:

• good (v 1)
• God of gods (v 2)
• Lord of lords (v 3)
• the source of great wonders (v4)
• creator (v 5-9)
• deliverer (v 10-16)
• sovereign over earthly rulers (v 17-22)
• a rememberer of his people (v 23)
• rescuer (v 24)
• provider (v 25)

Oh, God is indeed amazing. And, yet, the quality that the psalmist sang of over and over in every verse was his steadfast love. 26 times.

His steadfast love endures forever.

When man is fickle – God is faithful. When the world is shaky – God is sure. When earthly love is conditional – his love is constant.

He loves you. And his love is steady and sure and constant and eternal.

Wherever you are today – whatever this day holds – you’re carrying his love with you. {Shoutout to George Strait.}

You are loved.

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Sunday Sentiment

Open your home.

Open your heart.

Practice random acts of kindness.

And regular acts of love.

Look in someone’s eyes.

Listen to someone’s story.

Break bread with the broken.

Sup with the suffering.

Welcome the wanderer.

Love the Lord.

Love your neighbor.

Live the gospel.

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Psalm 135 Lord, You Are…

Psalm 135

Lord, you are…

• good (v 3)
• great (v 5)
• above (v 5)
• sovereign (v 6)
• in control of creation (v 7-8)
• eternal (v 13)
• unforgettable (v 13)
• defender (v 14)
• compassionate (v 14)

👉 We become like what/who we worship (v 15-18). Make us more like you, Lord.

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