“Be of good courage, and he will strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.” (Psalm 31:24 KJV)
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27 KJV)
When we hear the word courage, we think of strength to face a challenge or an obstacle. When we experience difficult times and we have exhausted every possible solution that we can think of, in these times, we realize how helpless we really are.
But fortunately we can depend on God to provide us with strength, that we can draw on in times of need. This strength results in a change in our thoughts and actions; and where things previously looked impossible, God shows us the way to succeed.
Thank You God for providing us with courage daily.
“Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.” (Psalm 4:7 KJV)
No one can deny the importance of our physical food and sustenance, but God’s filling satisfies a deeper longing. In this Bible verse above, the Psalmist expresses the greater value he places on what God gives than on the security of having an abundance of earthly food.
The joy that we receive from God touches the part of us that is invisible to the eye but that is vital for our spiritual well-being.
Thank You God for giving us spiritual health.
“My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.” (Psalm 57:7 KJV)
Focused and not distracted. This is the state of mind that David declared himself to be in. Having had to flee from Saul and acknowledging the danger in which he was in, David was determined that in any situation he would praise God.
David recognized who God is and also acknowledged that irrespective of his situation, God was to be praised and exalted.
During these rough times, the praises come from very deep within. Praises were not based on circumstances or situations, but was simply based on who God is.
Thank You Lord for putting Your praise in my heart.
God alone can satisfy the deepest yearning of the heart.