NO REGRETS

Psalms – Prayers of Honesty and Praise
 
Psalm 71 14
There is no one like our God! From the time He formed us in our mother’s womb, He has been looking on, knowing. He knows us from the inside out and outside in. He is sovereign. He is all knowing. God is patient with us in our messes and smiles when we love Him back. God gives victory to us when we rely on His wisdom and obey His better plan for us. God doesn’t just watch from the sidelines, He is by our side!, relates the Psalmist, and we discover that for ourselves when we put all our trust in Him. God sets us free from all that the evil one tries to throw at us to entangle and trip us up. Yes, HE is God and we are not. HE is the One and Only to be praised.
 
“I’ll write a book on your righteousness, talk up your salvation the live long day, never run out of good things to write or say.”
 
Psalm 71, The Message
Psalm 71 31-3 I run for dear life to God,
I’ll never live to regret it.
Do what you do so well:
get me out of this mess and up on my feet.
Put your ear to the ground and listen,
give me space for salvation.
Be a guest room where I can retreat;
you said your door was always open!
You’re my salvation—my vast, granite fortress.
 
4-7 My God, free me from the grip of Wicked,
from the clutch of Bad and Bully.
Psalm 71 20You keep me going when times are tough—
my bedrock, God, since my childhood.
I’ve hung on you from the day of my birth,
the day you took me from the cradle;
I’ll never run out of praise.
Many gasp in alarm when they see me,
but you take me in stride.
 
8-11 Just as each day brims with your beauty,
my mouth brims with praise.
But don’t turn me out to pasture when I’m old
or put me on the shelf when I can’t pull my weight.
My enemies are talking behind my back,
watching for their chance to knife me.
The gossip is: “God has abandoned him.
Pounce on him now; no one will help him.”
 
12-16 God, don’t just watch from the sidelines.
Come on! Run to my side!
My accusers—make them lose face.
Those out to get me—make them look
Like idiots, while I stretch out, reaching for you,
and daily add praise to praise.
I’ll write the book on your righteousness,
talk up your salvation the livelong day,
never run out of good things to write or say.
I come in the power of the Lord God,
I post signs marking his right-of-way.
 
Psalm 71 birth17-24 You got me when I was an unformed youth,
God, and taught me everything I know.
Now I’m telling the world your wonders;
I’ll keep at it until I’m old and gray.
God, don’t walk off and leave me
until I get out the news
Of your strong right arm to this world,
news of your power to the world yet to come,
Your famous and righteous
ways, O God.
God, you’ve done it all!
Who is quite like you?
You, who made me stare trouble in the face,
Turn me around;
Now let me look life in the face.
I’ve been to the bottom;
Bring me up, streaming with honors;
turn to me, be tender to me,
Psalm 71 23 singAnd I’ll take up the lute and thank you
to the tune of your faithfulness, God.
I’ll make music for you on a harp,
Holy One of Israel.
When I open up in song to you,
I let out lungsful of praise,
my rescued life a song.
All day long I’m chanting
about you and your righteous ways,
While those who tried to do me in
slink off looking ashamed.
 
The current song running the background of my mind as we read this prayer of praise to God….
 
What is this love that won’t relent

Psalm 71 no one like our God

That’s calling out with heaven’s breath

 

Who is reaching wide to save our souls?
Only you, oh oh oh oh oh oh
 
What is this grace that makes no sense
That we could never recompense
Who gives us all a second chance?
Only you, only you, only you
 
There is no one like our God
There is no one like our God
There is no other God who can save
There is no one like our God…
 
Songwriters: Taylor Gall / Corbin Phillips / Lincoln Brewster
 
AND…
 
I’ve heard a thousand stories of what they think you’re like
But I’ve heard the tender whispers of love in the dead of night
And you tell me that you’re pleased
And that I’m never alone
 
You’re a good good father
It’s who you are, it’s who you are, it’s who you are
And I’m loved by you
It’s who I am, it’s who I am, it’s who I am
 
I’ve seen many searching for answers far and wide
But I know we’re all searching
For answers only you provide
‘Cause you know just what we need
Before we say a word
 
You’re a good good father
It’s who you are, it’s who you are, it’s who you are
And I’m loved by you
It’s who I am, it’s who I am, it’s who I am
 
Because you are perfect in all of your ways
You are perfect in all of your ways
You are perfect in all of your ways to us
You are perfect in all of your ways
You are perfect in all of your ways
You are perfect in all of your ways to us
 
Oh, it’s love so undeniable
I, I can hardly speak
Peace so unexplainable
I, I can hardly think
As you call me deeper still
As you call me deeper still
As you call me deeper still
Into love, love, love
 
You’re a good good father
It’s who you are, it’s who you are, it’s who you are
And I’m loved by you
It’s who I am, it’s who I am, it’s who I am
You’re a good good father….
 
Songwriters: Anthony Brown / Pat Barrett
 
Psalm 71 hopeDear Heavenly Father,
There are not enough words to tell of our greatness, but I will not give up trying. Many have tried to tell of your greatness, but it is impossible to accurately put into songs of praise with prayers of honor to You. Why? There is NO ONE like You. You are there all the time even when we tire and fall asleep. You are there when the morning brings a new day to remind me of your unfailing love. Life is all about You. My life is yours. You live in me. Thank you, Lord. Guide my every thought and action today.
In Jesus Name, Amen
 
“I run for dear life to God, I’ll never live to regret it.”

About randscallawayffm

Randy and Susan co founded Finding Focus Ministries in 2006. Their goal as former full time pastors, is to serve and provide spiritual encouragement and focus to those on the "front lines" of ministry. Extensive experience being on both sides of ministry, paid and volunteer, on the mission fields of other countries as well as the United States, helps them bring a different perspective to those who need it most. Need a lift? Call us 260 229 2276.
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