Tweet Day 274 “I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” (Psalms 122:1) It is good to go to God’s house. The Psalmist is referring to the temple where he would worship and learn the word of God with his brothers and sisters. When you are walking through the struggles of life there is no better place to be than in church. It is in church where you meet with other believers to praise the One who saved you, to be taught the Word, and to be encouraged as you face life’s challenges together. Make going to church a part of your life routines and rejoice when someone says to you, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”
Tweet Day 273 “He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters.” (Psalms 18:16) David was familiar with what it was like to be drowning in troubles; he was often in over his head in overwhelming conflicts. But he had also experienced God’s saving hand reaching down to pull him out of danger. If you are going through difficult times and feel like you may not make it out of your struggle, you can rest assured knowing that God is ready to reach down to pull you out of your deep waters. There are no waters that his arm cannot reach into to save when who call on him.
Tweet Day 272 “He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.” (Psalms 18:19) God has delivered you from your prison of sin, trouble, and despair. He has set you in a wide-open place, a place of freedom and of blessing. He rescued you because he delights in you. His love motivated him to pursue you and intervene on your behalf. He didn’t do so grudgingly, he did it because he likes you. Acknowledge what God has done for you today, how he has set you in a spacious place of blessing. Let your soul feed on this wonderful reality; God delights in you!
Tweet Day 271 “You are my strength, I watch for you; you, God, are my fortress, my God on whom I can rely.” (Psalms 59:9-10) The Psalmist waits for God because God is his strength. He is relying on God to rescue so he waits, knowing that he will work on his behalf. He knows that God will show up to save him. Are you watching for God? Are you anticipating God to show up in your situation with answers to your need? Lift up your eyes of faith and watch to see what God will do for you, because you can rely on him.
Tweet Day 270 “You are my strength, I sing praise to you; you, God, are my fortress, my God on whom I can rely. (Psalms 59:17) The Psalmist has found his strength in God. He praises Him personally for being a fortress, a safe place in the midst of adversity and struggles. And at the core of his faith is the confidence that he can rely on God. God is completely trustworthy, the One in whom you can entrust your life. Reassess your faith, is it anchored on the certainty that you can rely on God? Make God your fortress and fix your faith in God because you can rely on him.
Tweet Day 269 “The Lord is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.” (Exodus 15:2) Moses led Israel in a song of praise after they crossed the Red Sea and were delivered from their captivity in Egypt. They rejoiced that God had become their salvation, they acknowledged all that God had done for them by his great power. Take time today to sing your own song of deliverance, to rejoice at what God has set you free from. Let your faith grow as you recount how God is your strength and defense for he is your salvation.
Tweet Day 268 “Exalt the Lord our God and worship at his footstool; he is holy.” (Psalms 99:5) God is holy, there is no sin of or fault in Him. All he does is right and all his motives are pure. Because he is holy he can be trusted to do what he says and to keep the promises he has made. Because he is holy he is unchanging and constant, an anchor for all who put their trust in him. Exalt your God today and humbly worship at his feet because he is holy.
Tweet Day 267 “Who is like the Lord our God, the One who sits enthroned on high, who stoops down to look on the heavens and the earth?” (Psalms 113:5-6) God is above everything; he is enthroned above the heavens and the earth. He is so far above all things that he has to bend over to inspect the heavens. You can trust him because he rules over all his creation and there is nothing impossible for him. This amazing God has chosen to love you and redeem you by his own sacrifice on the cross. Cast your cares on him with the confidence that the same God who has to stoop down to look on the heavens has promised to move on your behalf; there is no one like him!
Tweet Day 266 “From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised.” (Psalms 113:3) God is to be praised all day long, from when to sun comes up until it sets. You are instructed to praise God, not because he needs our praises, but because you need to praise him. Praising God reminds you of his love and of his greatness. Praising God builds up your faith and the faith of those who hear your praises. Make today a day of praise and practice praising God every chance you get; you will be blessed and God will be praised like he deserves.
Tweet Day 265 “The Lord is exalted over all the nations, his glory above the heavens. Who is like the Lord our God, the One who sits enthroned on high, who stoops down to look on the heavens and the earth?” (Psalms 113:4-6) The Psalmist asks a rhetorical question to which the answer is obvious; there is no one like our God, not above the heavens and not among the nations. You can put your faith in God because he is exalted above all things. No problem is too big for him and there is no force in the universe that can oppose him. Praise God today for his greatness and his glory, and turn all your problems over to him; he is big enough to handle them all.