Today’s Scripture Reading: Psalms 128-130, 132; Psalms 134-135
I am counting on the Lord;
yes, I am counting on him.
I have put my hope in his word.
Who or what are you counting on today?
How many people do you know have counted on a job, a retirement account, a parent or spouse, or a host of other things to make them feel secure and happy?
How many lost that dream of security and happiness, because what or who they counted on failed them?
What was the psalmist counting on the Lord to do? (Psalm 130)
- To hear his cry
- To pay attention to his prayer
- To keep His word and not keep a record of their sins
- To forgive them
- To bring His Word to pass
Yes, Lord. Count me in with the psalmist! I’m counting on You for each of these things too!
Doesn’t it feel like we keep getting the same message each day with just a slight change in wording?
It seems that many of the psalms are saying the same thing. In the Hebrew language repetition is their way to underline and highlight, in other words—it’s really important!
The Holy Spirit wants someone to know “It doesn’t matter if you’ve never been able to count on anyone in your life, you can count on God!”
Father, I pray for my friends today. Help each of us to know more each day–we can count on You and Your Word. Thank you for this journey, Father. We put our hope in Your Word Lord. We are counting on You!
In Jesus’ Name. Amen and Amen!
© 2012 Dianne Guthmuller
Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading: Psalm 136; Psalm 146-150