Sunday, 14 June 2015

Psalms 10-13

Hello girls! Another busy week has come and gone and I haven't got to blog. I'm sure you have all been keeping up with the lovely Psalms but here are some of the lessons I've learned this week.                                                                                                                             Psalm 10. Wicked people are full of pride. They boast and brag about the things they want out of life and they refuse to seek or even think about God.                                                                                                                                                                                        Psalm 11. This is a Psalm about the coming judgment of God. The Christian trusts in the Lord and ONLY in Him. God sees everything that goes on in this life, even right into the hearts of the wicked. He hates it when evil people try to do harm to His own children. He sees what goes on and He takes His time before He deals with them (we can get impatient when we see a delay in God dealing with things); but the reason that God is taking his time before He brings down judgment is because He is a gracious and merciful God and He is giving the ungodly time to repent and to turn to Him for salvation. In the end, if they don't turn to Him, He will indeed step in and take action.

Psalm 12. There is much about hypocrisy and wickedness in this Psalm. David is worried about the way society is going in his day. There seems to be less and less godly people and this worries him so he calls on God to help. We can see this same trend in our day too. The people who love the Lord and want to serve Him seem to be in the minority; what can we do about it? The same as David does - pray and ask the Lord to help. We need to be able to leave it with the Lord and, like David, be comforted in the knowledge that God will step in soon.

Psalm 13. David seems to be a bit frustrated in this Psalm because he is not seeing answers to his prayers quickly enough. In verse 1 he feels that God is hiding his face from him and not taking any heed of his prayers. David is pondering over his troubles (verse 2) and feeling the heavy burden he carries. But then he realizes once again that there is no need for him to worry because God is merciful towards him and has blessed him with salvation; David ends up praising God for all his many blessings towards him. He seems to take on too many worries and often feels overwhelmed by all the sin around him. But he has learned to take his eyes off his surroundings and circumstances and get his eyes and thoughts on to God. Then he can relax and find comfort.

Prayer matters:
♥   Pray that the Lord will give us all patience as we seek to do what is right and serve Him
♥   Ask the Lord to help you not to be too overwhelmed with all the sin and wickedness of this life
♥   Ask Him to help you to hand it all over to Him and instead of worrying, praise Him for all His goodness and blessing in your life

Hugs, Karen x 

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