Thursday, April 15, 2010

Scripture Memory Verse #8

Well, my week is flying by - how about yours? Thank you for your prayers for our busy schedule. Things have gone well so far; the big stuff on my plate are yet to come. I have every confidence that all will go smoothly because of all the prayers. So, thanks again.

My verse today is from Psalm 119, verse 114: You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word. I really like this one. It sums up how I feel. Refuge is defined as a place providing protection or shelter, as from danger or hardship; haven; something to which one may turn for help, relief or escape. The definition of shield is a means of defense as in protective armor. I love the picture of resting in the covering of his mighty right hand while he is shielding me with his left. I know I am safe and secure there.

Hope means to desire something with confident expectation of its fulfillment. Putting my hope in His Word is the only true thing. Not in market analysis, forecasts, horoscopes, lucky charms, the Mayan calendar, or even people, including ourselves. The very Word of God is the only sure thing. I'm so glad He left it for us.

Where do you turn when the road gets bumpy? When the news has story after story of bad news and humanity seems bankrupt? Do you believe that He is who He says He is and that He can do what He says He can do? He is the one true God; great, glorious, mighty and He loves you as a bridegroom loves his bride. Put your hope in Him alone.

Thanks friends, for going on this journey with me. Keep up the good work on your verses.


  1. Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; He rises to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him. Isaiah 30:18

  2. So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
    1 Cor. 10:31

    This verse has come up over and over the past week between our 'Fruit' study and Crazy Love! I loved how Beth Moore described God's glory in yesterdays study... a proper estimation of God...Am I doing everything I do with a proper estimation of God? Does what I do reflect what God would do? Do I remember, humbly, who my God is and how BIG He is?

  3. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding." Proverbs 3:5 niv

  4. "She is clothed with strength and dignity;
    she can laugh at the days to come."
    - Proverbs 31:25