Monday, November 13, 2006

The Everlasting Arms

2 Corinthians 4:7-12 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. So then death worketh in us, but life in you.

Psalm 121 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.


I am so thankful that I have the Lord to lean on. Praise His name!! His mercies are new every day. He has plans for us. Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

5 comments:

Patty said...

Ah yes, the Everlasting Arms, hold us close, yet we still feel hurt. Knowing God is in control and that His only desire is for our good is where we find peace

Lesley said...

I was delighted to see Psalm 121 on your site.!! Years ago when I worked in the maximum-security prison, one day there were over 40 inmates waiting to see me for various complaints. I happened to be reading that Psalm on my lunch hour and had left my bible open to it. It had been a particularly bad time for me.. The first man who came into my office glanced at my bible and asked what I'd been reading. I told him and we had a BRIEF discussion about it. He was so moved by what Psalm 121 had to say that he shared it with the other men in the waiting room. Inmates aren't permitted to carry pens and pencils..they began "chanting" in the waiting room.."Psalm 121" over and over.

That was so that they could remember which number it was, and could read it themselves when they got back to their cells. All that week, I had feedback from many inmates who said, "Thanks Doc for sharing 121 with us..it gives us HOPE."

Yes, indeed it does..Thank you God for the wonderful message of strength and HOPE of that psalm..

Clara....in TN said...

Marci, Psalm 121 is one of my favorite. Thanks for reminding me today. I always get a blessing when I read your posts!

Anonymous said...

What a blessing to read your post!

Patti said...

Amen!