Praise ye the Lord. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.
2 His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.
3 Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.
4 Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
5 A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.
6 Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.
7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord.
8 His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies.
9 He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.
10 The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.
Blessed is the man or woman who praises the Lord! We should find delight in following the commandments for life given by our God. We should daily ask Jesus to give us eyes to see others with the value that He does. I especially find this a daily need when working in an Emergency Room with people from all walks of life. We should be full of compassion for all suffering souls and long to be used by God to ease their troubled way. We need to have our spiritual cataracts removed and see the ways that God wants to use us to further His kingdom. There is so much to be afraid of in our current world, but the Bible tells us repeatedly to not be afraid. Our hearts and minds should be fixed on Christ! Our faith must not waiver, but we must establish our trust to always be fixed on Jesus. Tell Him your struggles and cling to Him. Sing and praise the Lord when you are filled with fear and don’t let go until you are again trusting in Jesus.
“My hope is built on nothing less,Than Jesus' blood and righteousness
I dare not trust the sweetest frame, But wholly lean on Jesus' name
On Christ the solid rock I stand, All other ground is sinking sand
All other ground is sinking sand.”
Emergency Registered Nurse
Lynden, Washington USA