Saturday, January 23, 2016

Encouraging Words For the Weekend

A Prayer of Thanksgiving (Psalm 138)

 I thank you, Lord, with all my heart;
    I sing praise to You before the gods.
I face Your holy Temple,
    bow down, and praise Your name
because of Your constant love and faithfulness,
    because You have shown that Your name and Your commands are supreme.
You answered me when I called to You;
    with Your strength You strengthened me.

All the kings in the world will praise You, Lord,
    because they have heard Your promises.
They will sing about what You have done
    and about Your great glory.
Even though You are so high above, You care for the lowly,
    and the proud cannot hide from you

When I am surrounded by troubles, You keep me safe.
You oppose my angry enemies
    and save me by Your power.
You will do everything You have promised;
    Lord, Your love is eternal.
    Complete the work that You have begun.

I don't have words big enough or glorious enough to express the gratitude in our hearts today. So I'm relying on His words - prayed back to Him with all of our love.

We've walked through a season of waiting and what sometimes seemed like an unending storm. As my husband said to a friend this morning, "It seems we are just being showered with blessings." And so it does. There are still some unknowns off in the distance, but we are trusting the One who has held us and kept us and showered us with His love and grace.

Praying you find Him in your weekend - in the beauty and silence and faces.