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Courage — Riverside Peace

Psalm 27:14 – Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD. Philippians 4:12 – I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be […]

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A Great Victory — I love the Psalms

Psalm 68 is a hymn of triumph—national triumph. Think of it as a triumphant processional song.

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Choose Trust. — You Are Not the Only One Ministries and Consulting Services Inc.

#choose #life Don’t drift through life. Choose to trust God like Joshua, David, Peter, and Paul! Choose to be happy! Choose life! Glen Turner said, As a part of this life’s journey, we will all face problems, battles and sometimes significant life challenges. We must remember that we are not alone. When we look at […]

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He Crowns the Humble with Victory. — I love the Psalms

Let Israel rejoice in their Maker; let the people of Zion be glad in their King.

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Sharp Tongues and Cruel Words

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Reading: Psalm 64
For the director of music. A psalm of David.
Hear me, my God, as I voice my complaint;
protect my life from the threat of the enemy.
Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked,
from the plots of evildoers.
They sharpen their tongues like swords
and aim cruel words like deadly arrows.
They shoot from ambush at the innocent;
they shoot suddenly, without fear.
They encourage each other in evil plans,
they talk about hiding their snares; they say, “Who will see it?”
They plot injustice and say, “We have devised a perfect plan!”
Surely the human mind and heart are cunning.
But God will shoot them with his arrows;
they will suddenly be struck down.
He will turn their own tongues against them
and bring them to ruin;
all who see them will shake their heads in scorn.
All people will fear; they will proclaim the works…

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A Pilgrim’s Progress through the Psalms – Psalm 97:8-9

A Pilgrim's Progress

Zion hears and is glad,
      and the daughters of Judah rejoice,
      because of your judgments, O LORD.
For you, O LORD, are most high over all the earth;
      you are exalted far above all gods.
Nothing can brighten up the people of the LORD more and make them “jump for joy” than to hear Him pronounce his just decrees (Proverbs 11:10, 29:2). Though the ungodly promote their “gods,” the time will come when the LORD will show that he alone is Supreme and will be decisively and exceedingly exalted over all “gods” (Revelation 11:15-18, 19:1-8).
“Behold, He comes—the Judge appears, with all His glories crowned: behold each nation, tribe and tongue, the judgment seat surround. View well the righteous, mark the joy o’er every feature spread; but oh! what pale affrighted looks, bespeak the sinner’s dread. Among the saints…

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Come, Bless the LORD | Psalm 134 — B. C. Newton

Come, bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD, who stand by night in the house of the LORD! Lift up your hands to the holy place and bless the LORD! May the LORD bless you from Zion he who made heaven and earth! Psalm 134 ESV The fact that this final psalm […]

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Walking Through The Psalms 7.1-17 ~

1 O Lord my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me:
2 Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.
3 O Lord my God, If I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands;
4 If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me; (yea, I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy:)
5 Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust. Selah.
6 Arise, O Lord, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the rage of mine enemies: and awake for me to the judgment that thou hast commanded.
7 So shall the congregation of the people compass thee about: for their sakes therefore return thou on high.
8 The Lord shall judge the people: judge me, O Lord, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me.
9 Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.
10 My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart.
11 God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.
12 If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.
13 He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors.
14 Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.
15 He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.
16 His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.
17 I will praise the Lord according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the Lord most high.

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Praying Psalm 23

Lynna's Wonderful Life

Lord, You are MY Shepherd.

I have every single thing I need, and plenty besides!

You allow me to rest in peaceful places. You gently lead me into thick grassy meadows. I lean on You and rest in Your care.

You renew my strength when I have nothing left. When cancer and sickness sap every ounce of energy I have, YOU dear God are the lifter of my head.

You guide me along right paths bringing honor to Your Name. Yes Lord! Make it so!

Even when I walk through the darkest valley…

Like when we lost our first grandson before he took a breath; when sickness took hold of our frail bodies; when we lost our ‘forever home’ and the security of our jobs, I admit… I’ve been really afraid at times.

But You dear God, YOU are faithful. You are close beside me! I know You are with…

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Walking Through The Psalms 5.1-12 ~

1 Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation.

2 Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.

3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.

4 For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.

5 The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.

6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the Lord will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.

7 But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.

8 Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.

9 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.

10 Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee.

11 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.

12 For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.

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