Tag Archives: The Bible

A Place of Safety

Psalm 142:5

I pray to you, LORD! You are my place of safety, and you are my choice in the land of the living. Please answer my prayer. I am completely helpless.

What a gift we have in Jesus. A Savior who loves us, is merciful to us, and who provides us with a place of safety during our days spent here in this crazy world.

The last sentence of this verse is so true. I really am completely helpless without the LORD.

On the surface that sentence may look like it only applies to hard times or negative situations, but I interpret it differently. I realize the truth in those words more and more every day – on good days and not so good days. It’s a realization that humbles me on the good days and lifts me up on the not so good ones.

More than anything, I have found that trusting God keeps things balanced in life. I am so thankful for the peace that comes from every time He gives me the ability to acknowledge that I don’t have to carry all of life’s burdens. Granted, I’m guilty of not turning to God in every situation and guilty of trying to do it all sometimes (alright, a lot of times.) But the more I choose to believe and trust in what God promises, the better off I find myself to be.

It’s a work in progress…but the answer is always clear in the end. Now for the strength to be able to remember that my place of safety is always there.

In the past I would have considered stuff like this too personal to share. My attitude about that has (obviously) changed though, and I’d just like to say ‘thank you’ to those of you who have read all of this. Thanks for letting me share some of me with you.

What about you? Do you have a place of safety? Let’s talk about it. I’d love to hear from you. Click here https://positivelysecond.wordpress.com/feedback/ and send me a message, or just leave a comment below.

Have a great day everyone!

Shout Praises

Powerful stuff. Some of these verses are really meaningful to me. Perhaps there are a few that you can find meaning in as well. Have a good day everyone.

Psalm 107

1Shout praises to the LORD!

   He is good to us,

   and his love never fails.

    2Everyone the LORD has rescued

   from trouble

   should praise him,

    3everyone he has brought

   from the east and the west,

   the north and the south.

4Some of you were lost

   in the scorching desert,

   far from a town.

    5You were hungry and thirsty

   and about to give up.

    6You were in serious trouble,

   but you prayed to the LORD,

   and he rescued you.

    7Right away he brought you

   to a town.

    8You should praise the LORD

   for his love

   and for the wonderful things

   he does for all of us.

    9To everyone who is thirsty,

   he gives something to drink;

   to everyone who is hungry,

   he gives good things to eat.

    10Some of you were prisoners

   suffering in deepest darkness

   and bound by chains,

    11because you had rebelled

   against God Most High

   and refused his advice.

    12You were worn out

   from working like slaves,

   and no one came to help.

    13You were in serious trouble,

   but you prayed to the LORD,

   and he rescued you.

    14He brought you out

   of the deepest darkness

   and broke your chains.

    15You should praise the LORD

   for his love

   and for the wonderful things

   he does for all of us.

    16He breaks down bronze gates

   and shatters iron locks.

    17Some of you had foolishly

   committed a lot of sins

   and were in terrible pain.

    18The very thought of food

   was disgusting to you,

   and you were almost dead.

    19You were in serious trouble,

   but you prayed to the LORD,

   and he rescued you.

    20By the power of his own word,

   he healed you

   and saved you

   from destruction.

    21You should praise the LORD

   for his love

   and for the wonderful things

   he does for all of us.

    22You should celebrate

   by offering sacrifices

   and singing joyful songs

   to tell what he has done.

    23Some of you made a living

   by sailing the mighty sea,

    24and you saw the miracles

   the LORD performed there.

    25At his command a storm arose,

   and waves covered the sea.

    26You were tossed to the sky

   and to the ocean depths,

   until things looked so bad

   that you lost your courage.

    27You staggered like drunkards

   and gave up all hope.

    28You were in serious trouble,

   but you prayed to the LORD,

   and he rescued you.

    29He made the storm stop

   and the sea be quiet.

    30You were happy because of this,

   and he brought you to the port

   where you wanted to go.

    31You should praise the LORD

   for his love

   and for the wonderful things

   he does for all of us.

    32Honor the LORD

   when you

   and your leaders

   meet to worship.

    33If you start doing wrong,

   the LORD will turn rivers

   into deserts,

    34flowing streams

   into scorched land,

   and fruitful fields

   into beds of salt.

    35But the LORD can also turn

   deserts into lakes

   and scorched land

   into flowing streams.

    36If you are hungry,

   you can settle there

   and build a town.

    37You can plant fields

   and vineyards

   that produce

   a good harvest.

    38The LORD will bless you

   with many children

   and with herds of cattle.

    39Sometimes you may be crushed

   by troubles and sorrows,

   until only a few of you

   are left to survive.

    40But the LORD will take revenge

   on those who conquer you,

   and he will make them wander

   across desert sands.

    41When you are suffering

   and in need,

   he will come to your rescue,

   and your families will grow

   as fast as a herd of sheep.

    42You will see this because

   you obey the LORD,

   but everyone who is wicked

   will be silenced.

    43Be wise! Remember this

   and think about the kindness

   of the LORD.

Blessed are…

Matthew 5
3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, 
   for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 
4 Blessed are those who mourn, 
   for they will be comforted. 
5 Blessed are the meek, 
   for they will inherit the earth. 
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, 
   for they will be filled. 
7 Blessed are the merciful, 
   for they will be shown mercy. 
8 Blessed are the pure in heart, 
   for they will see God. 
9 Blessed are the peacemakers, 
   for they will be called children of God. 
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, 
   for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Hopefully these words will encourage you if you are in need of encouragement right now.

Have a good day everyone.