We are surrounded by evil on all sides; sometimes it seems as if we are the only faithful person left. Christian, our spiritual bodies are even more frail! Now this can be overdone and, especially in the individualistic West, we can easily take everything in Scripture as being about us, when the big topic of the Bible is God, not us. Psalm 61. by NPBC | Oct 5, 2016 | Devotions, Psalms | 1 comment.
2 From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. 4 I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.
If church isn’t a place of rest, encouragement, growth, learning, repentance, then what is wrong? Psalms Book 2 Wrap-up—Someone Bigger Than David, Psalm 70—Help for Distinguishing Sheep from Goats, Psalm 69—Baseless Prosecution; Resounding Exoneration, Blessed is He Who Comes in the Name of the Lord, Context Matters: God Will Give You the Desires of Your Heart. Many verses in the Bible speak of God being our shelter. For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. In additions, the psalmists often spoke of shelter. “Hello, how are you?” That’s probably the most common way to begin conversations. Pray today that you will find strength today in your own quiet place of shelter provided for you by God.
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We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Learn how your comment data is processed. We have met with the title of this Psalm before, in Psalms 4, 6, 54, and 55, but with this difference, that in the present case the word is in the singular number: the Psalm itself is very personal, and well adapted for the private devotion of a single individual.
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"FROM THE ENDS OF THE EARTH WILL I CRY UNTO THEE." Whatever we face in life, whatever temptations or trials, we can turn to God and live in total confidence that we will overcome in his mighty power. So who do you think you are?
From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Helping ordinary people learn to study the Bible. Daily Devotional: Psalms 61:1-4.
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Who is the Rock? Psalm 61 - NIV: Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer.
7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. I’m writing this devotional looking down from on high into the historic streets of London which are now eerily deserted. Psalm 143:9: Deliver me, O LORD, from my enemies; in You I take shelter. We all have times when Life seems overwhelming and our problems unsolvable. (With me? We see that at the end of the Psalm: The God-man is ruling the universe, enthroned and seated at the right hand of the Father.
From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is … 1. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Every time I have been in trouble in my illnesses it’s as if the lights suddenly go out and you notice intense light streaming out of the darkness. “Hear my cry, O God.” Part of me wants to ask him, “who do you think you are to begin a conversation with the God of the universe that way?” It may feel strange but this is exactly the type of relationship that God has made available to everyone who has trusted in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Give me greater faith to trust you more and to be both able and willing to turn over my cares to you and then leave them with you. But a request is exactly how the psalmist begins Psalm 61. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
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), Home | About Us | Resources | Sermons | Members | Contact Us 1 Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer; 2 from the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint. 1 Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer.