Psalm 33

Psalm 33

New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)

1 Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous;
it is fitting for the upright to praise him.
2 Praise the LORD with the harp;
make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.
3 Sing to him a new song;
play skillfully, and shout for joy.

4 For the word of the LORD is right and true;
he is faithful in all he does.
5 The LORD loves righteousness and justice;
the earth is full of his unfailing love.

6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made,
their starry host by the breath of his mouth.
7 He gathers the waters of the sea into jars;
he puts the deep into storehouses.
8 Let all the earth fear the LORD;
let all the people of the world revere him.
9 For he spoke, and it came to be;
he commanded, and it stood firm.
10 The LORD foils the plans of the nations;
he thwarts the purposes of the peoples.
11 But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever,
the purposes of his heart through all generations.

12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD,
the people he chose for his inheritance.
13 From heaven the LORD looks down
and sees all mankind;
14 from his dwelling place he watches
all who live on earth—
15 he who forms the hearts of all,
who considers everything they do.
16 No king is saved by the size of his army;
no warrior escapes by his great strength.
17 A horse is a vain hope for deliverance;
despite all its great strength it cannot save.
18 But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him,
on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,
19 to deliver them from death
and keep them alive in famine.

20 We wait in hope for the LORD;
   he is our help and our shield.
21 In him our hearts rejoice,
   for we trust in his holy name.
22 May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD,
   even as we put our hope in you.

Is this God’s way of telling me to focus on who he is and not search for some non-existent pony?? Don’t get me wrong. I think being positive is a good thing. But I don’t want to put my trust in horses or ponies. My little pony was not going to make my anger go away. God diffused my bad mood  after I prayed with a friend and he diffused it in a really awesome way. He reminded me that he is bigger than any of my circumstances and all I have to do is pray and submit to him. I have to put my hope in him and then be still. Even when I’m angry I can put my hope in him…. especially when I’m angry.

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  1. April 27, 2012 at 6:04 am

    Psalm 33 is beautiful..I am glad your anger was diffused

    For you a ‘pony’ I think is simply something that represents a fun way of recognizing a good feeling..I don’t think that you depend literally on them…(but only you know what you feel)….

    God can see the difference and your heart…..Diane

  2. April 28, 2012 at 10:09 am

    The pony story encourages me to look for the positive. What I realized this past week is that sometimes there really isn’t ANYTHING positive in a situation… but there is always SOMEONE positive — Jesus. I feel like God was trying to remind me that I can’t look at the bad or the good of my circumstances to find my joy. It has to rest solely on who he is and what he’s done. It will always be a good thing to believe that Jesus is in the midst of my situation no matter how bad (or good) it is.

  3. April 28, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Good realization to have..rest in it…Diane

  4. April 28, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Now THAT’S the real challenge. Resting… I’m not so good at that.

  1. May 27, 2012 at 12:02 pm

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