Wednesday, August 25, 2010

HIS Word for me. And you!

The other day I was feeling kinda rotten. It might have had to do with some harsh words which had been spoken to me the day before. It might have been magnified by PMS. I might have been blowing it out of proportion, too. The point is, I was feeling bad and I just needed God to remind me how good He is, and how much He loves me.
So I sat down to pray and read my Bible, and I asked God to speak to me. I knew HE knew what I needed - and I asked Him to say it. Then I opened my Bible and my eyes fell upon Psalm 117.

Praise the LORD all you nations;
extol him, all you peoples.
For great is his love toward us,
and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever.

Praise the LORD.

Psalm 117
I read it over several times, and it was as if God was saying to me, Praise Me, Karen. Praise Me! In the midst of the pain - even though your heart hurts right now - praise Me.
My love for you is greater than your circumstance and My faithfulness will never end. Whatever your situation, dear one, I will bring you through it. I love you!
You know this is true, don't you, darling? So put a smile on that face of yours, and sing My praises!

I'm still smiling about it!
So that was His Word for me. I pray He'll speak to you through it, as well.



On Purpose said...

As I read His precious Words this morning I wonder why I would seek any other love...I get so caught up in love from other people...when truly His is perfect and all consuming.

gianna said...

I love when God's word speaks to you. and especially when I am down about myself and I want something to care for me! And then when He speaks to me through his word, it's rarely about ME! It's all about him. and I get perspective!

Karen Hossink said...

Nichole - Getting caught up in love from other people - yeah. I know that of which you speak!

Gianna - Yes. It IS all about Him. He seems to say, Get your eyes off your troubles, dear, and fix them upon ME.

Mary Voogt said...

Sometimes all we can do is praise Him. And let the rest go. He loves us. So all we need to do is focus on him, not our worries.

Karen Hossink said...

Mary - Yes. You've got it!