Psalms – Prayers of Honesty and Praise
Psalm 126 6
There are set backs in life along with all that God provides for us. Jesus said there would be trouble so we need not be surprised, but sometimes we are. Along with armloads of blessings there will be times of wondering why, when all was going so well. That is life. We learn to live it well with wisdom from the lessons learned in times of setbacks and sufferings. God did not design evil, create bad times or thrust trials on us just so He could teach us these powerful lessons. But He uses what this imperfect world (since the fall of Adam and Eve) presents to us as ways to teach us wisdom and dependency on Him. God works ALL things into good to those who love and follow Him. (Romans 8:28). AND there’s blessings galore on top!
Our next Psalm reminds us that God’s people have suffered greatly at the hands of other nations. But God intervened and brought His people back to where they needed to be…home with Him. A nightmare turned into a dream of blessings. God has done it many times in the past, is doing it now and He will continue to do it until Jesus comes for all of us someday.
“Like a dream, too good to be true”, God will do it again, and again and again…”armloads of blessings”!
God has done it for Randy and I many times. He will do it in you and for you and through you, too!
Psalm 126, The Message
A Pilgrim Song
Psalm 126 11-3 It seemed like a dream, too good to be true,
when God returned Zion’s exiles.
We laughed, we sang,
we couldn’t believe our good fortune.
We were the talk of the nations—
“God was wonderful to them!”
God was wonderful to us;
we are one happy people.
4-6 And now, God, do it again—
bring rains to our drought-stricken lives
So those who planted their crops in despair
will shout hurrahs at the harvest,
So those who went off with heavy hearts
will come home laughing, with armloads of blessing.u
Dear Heavenly Father,
Psalm 126 5
Thank you for Who you are to us. You are God and we are not. We cannot out give You. We cannot be You. We cannot do what You do or be who You are. We are not alone because of You. You guide us through setbacks, high water and storms. You grow us, mature us and help us to live this life with skills beyond us. You give us life eternal on top of all this. You give us abundant life now. When we are ready to give up, you make a way through all the trials. You do it again and again. I am forever grateful to You!
In Jesus Name, Amen
And I’m singing…Do It Again by Elevation Worship
Walking around these walls
I thought by now they’d fall
But You have never failed me yet
Waiting for change to come
Knowing the battle’s won
For You have never failed me yet
Your promise still stands
Great is Your faithfulness, faithfulness
I’m still in Your hands
This is my confidence, You’ve never failed me yet
I know the night won’t last
Your Word will come to pass
My heart will sing Your praise again
Jesus, You’re still enough
Keep me within Your love
My heart will sing Your praise again
Your promise still stands
Great is Your faithfulness, faithfulness
I’m still in Your hands
This is my confidence, You never failed
Your promise still stands
Great is Your faithfulness, faithfulness
I’m still in Your hands
This is my confidence, You never failed me yet…

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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