The Older I Get

I feel as though the older I get, the more I appreciate the Psalms. When I was young they just seemed like alot of poetical words put together, but not alot of them seemed to apply to my own life. But as the years go by, I find can relate more to David's struggles and problems, and the Psalms become ever more meaningful to me.

Now, whenever I'm facing a tough situation or trouble of any sort, I find myself flipping open my Bible to Psalms and just scanning. It usually doesn't take long to find something relevant and comforting. One of my favorites for times of trouble is Psalm 37. I thought I'd share a few verses from that Psalm today (Note: I picked these verses randomly from the entire Psalm, there are more verses in between the ones I'm sharing here).

Delight yourself in the LORD,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Commit your way to the LORD;
trust in him, and he will act.
He will bring forth your righteousness as the light,
and your justice as the noonday.

The LORD knows the days of the blameless,
and their heritage will remain forever;

The steps of a man are established by the LORD,
when he delights in his way;
though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong,
for the LORD upholds his hand.

I have been young, and now am old,
yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken
or his children begging for bread.
He is ever lending generously,
and his children become a blessing.

Mark the blameless and behold the upright,
for there is a future for the man of peace.

The salvation of the righteous is from the LORD;
he is their stronghold in the time of trouble.
The LORD helps them and delivers them;
he delivers them from the wicked and saves them,
because they take refuge in him.


So many good verses in Psalm 37! What a comfort to know that even when everything is against us, if we are doing what is right, the Lord is on our side! I hope you are comforted by the Word of God today.


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Kelley said...

ohh i love Psalms 37! thanks for sharing!

Ashley said...

Wow!!! I was just reading through this Psalm myself the past couple of days! That's amazing - it's a beautiful, and true, psalm.

Anna said...

Psalms has always been my favorite book of the Bible! I always read one when I have my devotions. :)

katie said...

I feel the same way: flipping to Psalms and scanning whenever I'm struggling. There is much comfort in them and I like that I can find it so quickly!

Great post.

Melanie said...

I agree..seems every time I've opened my Bible to Psalms it never takes long to find a verse that comforts me in whatever I'm dealing with at that particular time! I'm also a HUGE fan of Proverbs!!

Truly His said...

I am too!! Whenever I have a "bad" day, I just turn to psalms! Love it, Callie :)

Anne said...

Lovely! I have a picture/plaque from Hobby Lobby in my craft room that has those first few verses you quoted from Psalm 37. There is so much comfort in those sweet words. Thanks for sharing!

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