Saturday, August 1, 2009

Psalm Saturday

I'm joining up again with my friend Collette over at Jesus Loves Mums for Psalm Saturday.

Each Saturday we share a Psalm or a portion of a Psalm that has spoken to us this week.

This week I found myself in the Psalms quite often and while I was doing my devotions yesterday morning, read Psalm 9.

I have had quite a burden on my heart for some of the co-workers of my teens. Not only these particular teens and young adults, but others that I know of as well.

Satan has waged such a war against them and for some reason, many of them are finding themselves giving in to the lies and temptations that the enemy is feeding them. It truly makes me angry to watch them suffer so much at the hand of their own choices when they don't have to!!

Many profess to know Jesus as Savior and yet, for some reason, cannot seem to turn away from the lure of the devil.

Even those of us that enjoy a close walk with our Father, will still find ourselves from time to time caught up in the web of deceit that satan weaves for us.

If we could just grab hold of these verses and apply them to our memory and to our lives:

"The Lord is a shelter for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.Those who know Your name trust in You, for You, O Lord, do not abandon those who search for You."
Psalm 9:9-10, NLT

As I've mentioned before, all of God's promises come with a condition that needs to be met on our part.

He is our shelter, our refuge and He will not abandon us IF we trust in His name and search for Him.

God is such a gentleman that He is not going to force Himself on us, but if we will just search for Him and trust Him, we are guaranteed shelter and refuge from the battles that we fight each and every day.

What peace it brings to know that just releasing everything to the One Who can take care of all our worries and burdens is just a trust away.


Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

That is a wonderful verse! It is sad when I see teenagers in my community who had made a profession of faith and then just get caught up in drink, smoking, etc. We see so much of this at our Church youth club.
Once again lovely post and thanks for explaining what Psalm Saturday is about, as I keep forgetting to include that in my post!!!!
Collette xxx

Jennifer said...

I've been in the psalms quite a bit this week, too! What an encouragement they are....especially as we battle all that Satan throws our way. What a blessing to have a mom who prays for our children's friends and co-workers! Enjoy your Psalm Saturday!

Pam D said...

Love that, Deb... it goes hand in hand with "Hinds Feet on High Places", which my son and I are reading right now. Much Afraid gets surrounded by "the Fearings", but as long as she calls for the The Good Shepherd, He comes to her and drives those fears away. And boy, does it work! :<)