Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Psalm 62

    Don't you love the Passion Translation?  If you aren't familiar with it you can read it online at biblegateway.com.  This morning I was needing a little encouragement so opened my Passion Translation Bible to the Psalms.  It basically fell open to Psalm 62 which was exactly what I needed to hear.  Here it is to encourage you, also:

Psalm 62 The Passion Translation (TPT)

I stand silently to listen for the one I love,
    waiting as long as it takes for the Lord to rescue me.
    For God alone has become my Savior.
He alone is my safe place;
    his wrap-around presence always protects me.
    For he is my champion defender;
    there’s no risk of failure with God.
    So why would I let worry paralyze me,
    even when troubles multiply around me?
But look at these who want me dead,
    shouting their vicious threats at me!
    The moment they discover my weakness
    they all begin plotting to take me down.
Liars, hypocrites, with nothing good to say.
    All of their energies are spent
    on moving me from this exalted place.
Pause in his presence
I am standing in absolute stillness, silent before the one I love,
    waiting as long as it takes for him to rescue me.
    Only God is my Savior, and he will not fail me.
For he alone is my safe place.
    His wrap-around presence always protects me
    as my champion defender.
    There’s no risk of failure with God!
    So why would I let worry paralyze me,
    even when troubles multiply around me?
God’s glory is all around me!
    His wrap-around presence is all I need,
    for the Lord is my Savior, my hero, and my life-giving strength.
Join me, everyone! Trust only in God every moment!
    Tell him all your troubles and pour out your heart-longings to him.
    Believe me when I tell you—he will help you!
Pause in his presence
Before God all the people of the earth, high or low,
    are like smoke that disappears,
    like a vapor that quickly vanishes away.
    Compared to God they’re nothing but vanity, nothing at all!
10 The wealth of the world is nothing to God.
    So if your wealth increases, don’t be boastful or
    put your trust in your money.
    And don’t you think for a moment that
    you can get away with stealing by overcharging others
    just to get more for yourself !
11 God said to me once and for all,
    “All the strength and power you need flows from me!”
    And again I heard it clearly said,
12 “All the love you need is found in me!”
    And it’s true that you repay people for what they do.

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