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11.30.2020 – “The Lord is on my side, I will not fear!”

I woke up around 3 AM this morning, and happened across this from @blessedlifeofficial —I knew I needed to share it on here this morning.

It ties right in with Psalm 118 that He’s highlighting to me this morning, and you know, it also ties into living “life” in this crazy world right now…

And you know, “danger” in this time, for most of us, is a little different than the kind of “danger” David experienced in his life, and the kinds of danger God brought him through that he writes about in psalm 118.

But no matter what kind of “danger“…. it’s really all the same for those who belong to the Lord.

No matter what level of danger we could ever face, it’s no different…

And no amount of “self-protection” based in fear, will do any bit of good…

We can walk in the midst of “danger” in this day, and know that God, our Salvation, our Deliverer, is on our side!

“You’re safe not because of the absence of danger, but because of the presence of God.”

@blessedlifeofficial 

Psalm 118 (NKJV)

Praise to God for His Everlasting Mercy

118 Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.

Let Israel now say,
“His mercy endures forever.”
Let the house of Aaron now say,
“His mercy endures forever.”
Let those who fear the Lord now say,
“His mercy endures forever.”

I called on the Lord in distress;
The Lord answered me and set me in a broad place.
The Lord is on my side;
I will not fear.
What can man do to me?

The Lord is for me among those who help me;
Therefore I shall see my desire on those who hate me.
It is better to trust in the Lord
Than to put confidence in man.

It is better to trust in the Lord
Than to put confidence in princes.

10 All nations surrounded me,
But in the name of the Lord I will destroy them.
11 They surrounded me,
Yes, they surrounded me;
But in the name of the Lord I will destroy them.
12 They surrounded me like bees;
They were quenched like a fire of thorns;
For in the name of the Lord I will destroy them.
13 You pushed me violently, that I might fall,
But the Lord helped me.
14 The Lord is my strength and song,
And He has become my salvation.

15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation
Is in the tents of the righteous;
The right hand of the Lord does valiantly.

16 The right hand of the Lord is exalted;
The right hand of the Lord does valiantly.
17 I shall not die, but live,
And declare the works of the Lord.

18 The Lord has chastened me severely,
But He has not given me over to death.

19 Open to me the gates of righteousness;
I will go through them,
And I will praise the Lord.
20 This is the gate of the Lord,
Through which the righteous shall enter.

21 I will praise You,
For You have answered me,
And have become my salvation.

22 The stone which the builders rejected
Has become the chief cornerstone.
23 This was the Lord’s doing;
It is marvelous in our eyes.
24 This is the day the Lord has made;
We will rejoice and be glad in it.

25 Save now, I pray, O Lord;
O Lord, I pray, send now prosperity.
26 Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
We have blessed you from the house of the Lord.
27 God is the Lord,
And He has given us light;

Bind the sacrifice with cords to the horns of the altar.
28 You are my God, and I will praise You;
You are my God, I will exalt You.

29 Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.


I love how this reads in the Passion Translation:

Out of my deep anguish and pain I prayed,
and God, you helped me as a father.
You came to my rescue and broke open the way
into a beautiful and broad place.
Now I know, Lord, that you are for me,
and I will never fear what man can do to me.

For you stand beside me as my hero who rescues me.
I’ve seen with my own eyes the defeat of my enemies.
I’ve triumphed over them all!

Lord, it is so much better to trust in you to save me
than to put my confidence in someone else.

Yes, it is so much better to trust in the Lord to save me
than to put my confidence in celebrities.
10 Once I was hemmed in and surrounded by those
who don’t love you.
But by Yahweh’s supernatural power I overcame them all!

11–12 Yes, they surrounded me,
like a swarm of killer bees swirling around me.
I was trapped like one trapped by a raging fire;
I was surrounded with no way out and at the point of collapse.
But by Yahweh’s supernatural power, I overcame them all!
13 They pushed me right up to the edge, and I was ready to fall,
but you helped me to triumph, and together we overcame them all.
14 Lord, you are my true strength and my glory-song,
my champion, my Savior!”

What a beautiful, glorious testimony!

For the Lord our God has brought us his glory-light.
I offer him my life in joyous sacrifice.
Tied tightly to your altar I will bring you praise.
For you are the God of my life and I lift you high,
exalting you to the highest place.
29 So let’s keep on giving our thanks to God, for he is so good!
His constant, tender love lasts forever!

Thank You, Father. ?

-Heather ?

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