Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Psalm 27

I can't think of anything to tell you right now other than this...don't be afriaid.

1 The Lord is my light and my salvation—
so why should I be afraid?
The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger,
so why should I tremble?

2 When evil people come to devour me,
when my enemies and foes attack me,
they will stumble and fall.

3 Though a mighty army surrounds me,
my heart will not be afraid.
Even if I am attacked,
I will remain confident.

4 The one thing I ask of the Lord
the thing I seek most—
is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
delighting in the Lord’s perfections
and meditating in his Temple.

5 For he will conceal me there when troubles come;
he will hide me in his sanctuary.
He will place me out of reach on a high rock.

6 Then I will hold my head high
above my enemies who surround me.
At his sanctuary I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy,
singing and praising the Lord with music.

7 Hear me as I pray, O Lord.
Be merciful and answer me!

8 My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.”
And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.”

9 Do not turn your back on me.
Do not reject your servant in anger.
You have always been my helper.
Don’t leave me now; don’t abandon me,
O God of my salvation!

10 Even if my father and mother abandon me,
the Lord will hold me close.

11 Teach me how to live, O Lord.
Lead me along the right path,
for my enemies are waiting for me.

12 Do not let me fall into their hands.
For they accuse me of things I’ve never done;
with every breath they threaten me with violence.

13 Yet I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness
while I am here in the land of the living.

14 Wait patiently for the Lord.
Be brave and courageous.
Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.

NLT Version

1 comment:

angie on maui said...

Beautiful! As always, I knew I would be able to come over here and be inspired and comforted.

I have been thinking of you the last couple of days but haven't had much internet time, save for my drive-by posting for 29 Gifts. I finally managed to get my hands on a copy of the book you recommended a few posts back (Heaven is For Real) and I'm so excited to start reading it---I'm planning to curl up with it tonight! I am pretty impatient and did not want to wait to order a used copy, but I ended up using a 50% off coupon at the bookstore, so I did save a little bit.

Now I'm off to catch up on your other posts...I noticed you have a book list up! 'Hope you're having a lovely week.


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