We are His chosen. He looks down at His children with understanding and we are created in His image. How the Father wants our connection!
Psalm 33:12-22 NLT
What joy for the nation whose God is the LORD, whose people he has chosen as his inheritance.  The LORD looks down from heaven and sees the whole human race.  From his throne he observes all who live on the earth.  He made their hearts, so he understands everything they do.
How many times have you counted on your own strength and lost? Whether it is haywire emotions or a spiritual time of isolation, we can feel drained of all energy, hope and contentment. I used to ponder ‘ is God still with me?’ Then I realized, it’s at these times of exhaustion and perhaps aloneness, I can best hear the message of my Savior. It isn’t a time of punishment but a time to seek to be refreshed by the Living Water that saves and has the best future in store.
15b We can’t count on our strength. We can’t succeed without Him. He wants to guide us to His purpose. We must have reverent awe. Fear with respect for God is understanding. He is our Father.
Fear with respect for God is understanding. This is not meant to cause PTSD, it is meant to bring us to Him in awe, fear with courage attached as we honor and respect our Creator who loves us and knows us individually.
16] The best-equipped army cannot save a king, nor is great strength enough to save a warrior.  Don’t count on your warhorse to give you victory- for all its strength, it cannot save you.  But the LORD watches over those who fear him, those who rely on his unfailing love.
Our rescue is in Him alone. We must rely on His unfailing love. He is our commander Our Father is our only hope. He is with us in the battle.
19] He rescues them from death and keeps them alive in times of famine.
He is our help and our shield! Our barrier to the evils of life that want to tear down our defenses. The distractions of other idols vey for our heart, mind, and soul to slowly erode our strong tower of defense. We must let God provide His barrier of protection. The Armor of God is full body and mind protection.
20] We put our hope in the LORD. He is our help and our shield.  In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name.
We can rejoice and trust in His Holy Name! He is worthy of our love and our hand must be in His! He knows the future.
22] Let your unfailing love surround us, LORD, for our hope is in you alone.
Choose today, who you will serve: the Holy One, Jesus or your own or another humans’ foolish plan.
Today, I am ending this post with the first part of Psalm 33 positioned last. These words from scripture are a great reminder in our world, trust in Him alone!
Psalm 33:1-11 NLT
Let the godly sing for joy to the LORD; it is fitting for the pure to praise him.  Praise the LORD with melodies on the lyre; make music for him on the ten-stringed harp.  Sing a new song of praise to him; play skillfully on the harp, and sing with joy.  For the word of the LORD holds true, and we can trust everything he does.  He loves whatever is just and good; the unfailing love of the LORD fills the earth.  The LORD merely spoke, and the heavens were created. He breathed the word, and all the stars were born.  He assigned the sea its boundaries and locked the oceans in vast reservoirs.  Let the whole world fear the LORD, and let everyone stand in awe of him.  For when he spoke, the world began! It appeared at his command.  The LORD frustrates the plans of the nations and thwarts all their schemes.  But the LORD’s plans stand firm forever; his intentions can never be shaken.
Stand in awe, when He spoke the world began! His intentions can not be shaken.
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I used one of your verses to encourage my teen age niece who was delivered from a demon at the Greg Locke movie ,Come out in Jesus name. “
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Wow that’s amazing, Gods’ Word is
Gods’ Word is alive! Amazing story Gloria💜
The Word of the Lord is alive! God is greater than all things. 🙂