From The Heart

“The Lord hears…..and answers my prayers…”

Psalm 116 is one of my favorite ‘life’ scriptures. To me ‘life’ scriptures (and I have several), are ones that have been a rhema word to me in my time of walking with the Lord. They have encouraged me and enabled me to walk in hope.

Psalm 116 is one of those.

When I was first born-again, I was in a place where my feet were like caught in the miry clay. My world was crumbling around me – relationships breaking up, uncertainty and heartache. But amid that season, the Word of the Lord was sustaining me. I heard a description of life like this – blessing and challenges flow side by side as we journey through life.

Verses 4-9 say “I called on the Name of the Lord: ““Please Lord, save me!”” How kind the Lord is! How good He is! So merciful, this God of ours! The Lord protects those of childlike faith; I was facing death, and then He saved me. He has saved me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling. And so I walk in the Lord’s Presence as I live here on earth”!

The death I was facing was not a physical death – but rather death of dreams and plans I had believed for my future. As I called out to the Lord, He was able to heal my heart and give me hope for my future. His grace enabled me to lean in and trust Him that He still had a plan for me; and it was good! It was acceptable! It was perfect! He is a good, good Father.

Psalm 27 verse 13 was another verse that sustained me and gave me hope in this season. “But I am confident that I will see the Lord’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living”.

So beloved whatever you are facing; remember – Psalm 116. “I love the Lord because He hears and answers my prayers. Because He bends down and listens….” Can you see the Father bending down to listen to you? This Word says He does! He is a wise and loving Father God, Who has good plans for His children. We can trust Him.

My prayer for you: “May the God of hope fill you will all joy and peace as you trust in Him; so that you may overflow in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit

God Richest Blessing


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