Embrace the Word ~ July 2024: Summer in the Psalms Week 2

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We have come to the end of Week One of ETW “Summer in the Psalms: Bold Trust.” This week, we looked at Psalm 27. It was all about Trusting God’s Timing. 

(Link to the Week Two FREE Devotional Guide at the end of this email)

Waiting is not one of my strengths. Daily, I ask the Lord to help me cultivate patience in my life. This week’s memory verse in one of the passages the Lord gave me is Psalm 27:13-14. It has become one of my life verses. 

I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord In the land of the living. Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord! Psalm 27:13-14

As we have studied this week, these precious words are part of Psalm 27, a psalm of David. David’s expressions of hope and courage in the face of trials relate to our own experiences. 

In challenging times, it’s tempting to lose hope, But for David, there was something that was like an anchor in the brutal winds and waves of life. That anchor was hope in the Lord–hope in the promises God has made! 

In the face of overwhelming trials, the choice to hope in God may seem illogical. But this hope is not rooted in logic or reason; it is rooted in faith in a Father who is able and willing to bring life to dead situations. Even while waiting, when we boldly trust that we will see the goodness of the Lord, we can hold on! This is the kind of hope that empowers us.

When all seems bleak,

When we feel overwhelmed,

When it appears all is lost,

We can cling to hope!

By boldly trusting in God’s timing, we will witness His goodness in our lives.

In moments of doubt, revisit the Cross, remember what Jesus did for you, reject the enemy’s lies, and hold firm to the belief that His goodness will prevail. Embrace the beautiful truth found in verse 14: 

Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!. 

The Lord will strengthen you in the wait. He will help you bravely endure even the fiercest storm. He will give you courage when you need it most. 

Dear friends, don’t lose heart! Instead, Trust God’s timing! Believe in the Lord’s goodness, mercy, and loving kindness. Believe that because Jesus has overcome the world, You will see His goodness in the land of the living! 

This week, we will look at Psalm 62 and explore Trusting God’s Power! Let’s jump in!

Remember, there are multiple ways to participate in this study:

  • You can follow the “ETW “Summer in the Psalms: Bold Trust.” scripture reading/writing plan.
  • Access the FREE Devotional Guide:

Download Week Two ​HERE​!

I’m here to listen to what YOU have to say! You’re welcome to open up and share your thoughts, stories, and personal experiences with me. Whether YOU need prayer, words of encouragement, or a friendly conversation, I’m here to support and uplift YOU. Don’t hesitate to reach out!

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that by the power of the Holy Spirit, you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13

Your friend in the journey, 

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