From: Rich Carlson
Date: March 10, 2021
Subject: It's March 10; Good Morning Union



“O Israel, put your hope in the Lord!”            Psalm 130:7

 

Psalm 10- I think the reason I love the Psalms so much is they are full of real, raw, sometimes even irrational emotional responses to the junk of this world and the suffering of God’s people through all that junk as we wait for His timing in putting an end to all of it. In this psalm David lists 15 characteristics (that I could find) of what that evil looks like, and then he reminds himself that though it may be all around him, IT DOES NOT WIN!! God wins!! Hang in there!

 

Psalm 40- a whole list of things David did for God and God did for David in the midst of his challenging life. And one of David’s concluding gifts to God was his commitment, “I desire to do Your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.” It’s a heart commitment to following and obeying God BECAUSE He continually cared for His children.

 

Psalm 70- “Help Lord, my enemies are all around me—and while You are delivering us (in Your timing and in Your way) we’ll focus on seeking You, rejoicing and being glad in You, and exalting You because of Your sure salvation.” I pray this is my response when life throws me its next curve ball!

 

Psalm 100- another psalm I have memorized— It’s just called “a psalm for giving thanks. “Shout for joy, serve the Lord, come before Him, know Him, enter His gates, give thanks to Him, praise His name—For the Lord is good and His love endures forever.”

 

Psalm 130- In the 11th ascent psalm, the people would remind themselves, “If you, O Lord, kept a record of sins, who could stand?” And then they would say, “BUT WITH YOU THERE IS FORGIVENESS!” And that’s why we’re ascending these steps to come to your temple and worship you. “O Israel, put your hope in the Lord, for with the Lord is UNFAILING LOVE, and with Him is FULL REDEMPTION.”

 

Have a great day seeing more clearly the loving gift of forgiveness and redemption ONLY in Him,

Pastor Rich

 

Quote for the day:      “Focus your energies on answers- not excuses.”       William Ward

 

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