Psalm 32

Joy, rejoice, forgiven

This Psalm’s theme is Joy,

How to have joy and the effects of no joy.

 
1      Oh, what joy for those

whose disobedience is forgiven,

whose sin is put out of sight!

The effects of forgiveness bring joy

2      Yes, what joy for those

whose record the Lord has cleared of guilt,

whose lives are lived in complete honesty!

When forgiven we are free of guilt brings joy

3      When I refused to confess my sin,

my body wasted away,

and I groaned all day long.

Physical damage of not acknowledging sin.

4      Day and night your hand of discipline was heavy on me.

My strength evaporated like water in the summer heat.

 Strength is drained and heaviness of heart when Unforgiven

5      Finally, I confessed all my sins to you

and stopped trying to hide my guilt.

I said to myself, “I will confess my rebellion to the Lord.”

And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone.

A decision must be made to stop fighting God

6      Therefore, let all the godly pray to you while there is still time,

that they may not drown in the floodwaters of judgment.

Pray!

7      For you are my hiding place;

you protect me from trouble.

You surround me with songs of victory.

 After forgiveness, there is a realization of protection and victory

8      The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.

I will advise you and watch over you.

He also guides, gives advice and watches over us

9      Do not be like a senseless horse or mule

that needs a bit and bridle to keep it under control.

The reminder to not live as a person needing control

10     Many sorrows come to the wicked,

  but unfailing love surrounds those who trust the Lord.

   The difference between trusting and not trusting

11    So rejoice in the Lord and be glad, all you who obey him!

Rejoice
So rejoice in the Lord and be glad

 Shout for joy, all you whose hearts are pure!

Simply You Matter,

Trust and Shout for Joy!

Psalm 28

In Psalm 28, the verses 1-5 the focus is on the problem.

verses 6-9 the focus on God is bigger than the problem

 
1      I pray to you, O Lord, my rock.

Do not turn a deaf ear to me.

For if you are silent,

I might as well give up and die.

 The focus is on the emotion of fear.

2      Listen to my prayer for mercy

as I cry out to you for help,

as I lift my hands toward your holy sanctuary.

Here the psalmist is pleading to God

There is desperation in this verse, looking desperately for an answer.

3      Do not drag me away with the wicked—

with those who do evil—

those who speak friendly words to their neighbors

while planning evil in their hearts.

The psalmist telling God what to do.

4      Give them the punishment they so richly deserve!

Measure it out in proportion to their wickedness.

Pay them back for all their evil deeds!

Give them a taste of what they have done to others.

The psalmist telling god how to deal with his enemies

5      They care nothing for what the Lord has done

or for what his hands have made.

So, he will tear them down,

and they will never be rebuilt!

The psalmist telling God when he does take care of them, make sure they will never be able to prosper

6      Praise the Lord!

For he has heard my cry for mercy.

A change of heart

7      The Lord is my strength and shield.

I trust him with all my heart.

He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy.

I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.

Instead of fear-faith

8      The Lord gives his people strength.

He is a safe fortress for his anointed king.

Instead of pleading-thanksgiving

9      Save your people!

Bless Israel, your special possession.

Lead them like a shepherd,

and carry them in your arms forever.

Instead of telling – asking God 

 
Even when our focus is looking at the problem, You let us know You are there and we matter.

Simply You Matter,

Karan~

Psalm 27 "Do not fear"

 

  1. The Lord is my light and my salvation—

   why should I be afraid?

I see me standing on a path filled with trees on each side. The branches descending to conceal my path, but my passage is rich with sunrays coming through the trees.
My passage of life may look ominous, the trees look like they will devour me; the gloom surrounding my path looks as if I could stumble, but the sunlight warms my skin and embraces me. I draw closer with each step I accept, and my path becomes explicit. Curious that as I continue with my eyes on the light; I draw closer to my goals, my needs being met, and to the Lord.

   The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger,

   so why should I tremble?

Though I cannot understand with my physical eyes, I see with my inner eye the safeguard that surrounds me. Sometimes I overlook and fear.
 

  1. When evil people come to devour me,

   when my enemies and foes attack me,

   they will stumble and fall.

When my path crosses with another who gives me harm, I have learned to walk away. They are not keeping their eyes on the light. And they will reach that bump in their quest and they will flounder and the decline in my journey is steep.

  1. Though a mighty army surrounds me,

   my heart will not be afraid.

I have chosen my steps and walked my path of life and many surrounded me and preferred me to give up. And those are sometimes I took my eyes off of the light, I became fearful, but again I remind myself to put my eyes on the light.

   Even if I am attacked, I will remain confident.

Though the storm was painful, I learn to choose the opportunity set before me, and trust in the light and not the ones attacking me.

  1. The one thing I ask of the Lord—

   the thing I seek most—

   live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,

   delighting in the Lord’s perfections

   and meditating in his Temple.

Though the expedition long and rough, I dwell in the refuge of the Lord.

  1. For he will conceal me there when troubles come;

   he will hide me in his sanctuary.

   He will place me out of reach on a high rock.

I have known the effect of pain and trouble, and lean in the arms of the light, and my troubles vanish. The more I stretched and tucked myself away in the light the less I feel the effects of troubles.

  1. Then I will hold my head high

   above my enemies who surround me.

  When I look up, I am high above and my troubles are beneath me.

  At his sanctuary, I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy,

  singing and praising the Lord with music.

Then I sing and say how thankful and wonderful the light is to save me.

  1.  Hear me as I pray, O Lord.

   Be merciful and answer me!

   What mercy, What Grace

  1.  My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.”

And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.”

I have determined as I progress through my pilgrimage to tune in and observe the Son ray. He expresses and instructs me in which steps to choose.

  1. Do not turn your back on me.

  Do not reject your servant in anger.

  You have always been my helper.

And in my humanness, I fear rejection, but that is not an option in the light. He never rejects or turns on me. I must listen, watch and never overlook that the light is skillful to support and defend me.

  Don’t leave me now; don’t abandon me,

  O God of my salvation!

Oh, humanness, stop your whining, I am magnificent and will be fine, because He watches and protects me.

  1.  Even if my father and mother abandon me,

   the Lord will hold me close.

During my journey, I felt discarded, but who attends and remains close? Yes, the Light, the Son ray, warms me with His embrace, He preserves me, and yes, also the Son who teaches me the process through many of life’s discouragements.

  1.  Teach me how to live, O Lord.

    Lead me along the right path,

    for my enemies are waiting for me.

There are always concerns, events, and individuals in my journey who desires to sabotage me, but there is always the Son guiding me through the maze of life.

  1.  Do not let me fall into their hands.

    For they accuse me of things I’ve never done;

    with every breath, they threaten me with violence.

Oh, how I whine in my humanness. But oh how the light teaches me in every step.

  1.  Yet I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness

    while I am here in the land of the living.

I know the goodness of the Lord. I am thankful that everything I need is right here right now.

  1.  Wait patiently for the Lord.

    Be brave and courageous.

Be patient with yourself and others, be brave through your journey, and be courageous while taking steps to your victory. Because if we listen and follow, the Son’s rays He will warm us, protect us, and guide us.

    Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.

Simply YOU matter,

even in times of fear

PSALM 26 CONFIDENCE  

 
 

CONFIDENT IN HIS THINKING

1      Declare me innocent, O Lord,

for I have acted with integrity;

I have trusted in the Lord without wavering.

2      Put me on trial, Lord, and cross-examine me.

Test my motives and my heart.

CONFIDENCE IN HIS ACTIONS

3      For I am always aware of your unfailing love,

and I have lived according to your truth.

4      I do not spend time with liars

or go along with hypocrites.

5      I hate the gatherings of those who do evil,

and I refuse to join in with the wicked.

6      I wash my hands to declare my innocence.

I come to your altar, O Lord,

7      singing a song of thanksgiving

and telling of all your wonders.

8      I love your sanctuary, Lord,

the place where your glorious presence dwells.

THEN ASKS

9      Don’t let me suffer the fate of sinners.

Don’t condemn me along with murderers.

10    Their hands are dirty with evil schemes,

and they constantly take bribes.

ONE LAST TIME, HE SHOWS HE HAS SEPARATED FROM WRONGDOING

11    But I am not like that; I live with integrity.

So redeem me and show me mercy.

12    Now I stand on solid ground,

and I will publicly praise the Lord.

 
SIMPLY YOU MATTER,

BE CONFIDENT IN WHO YOU ARE!

Psalm 21

After wrong choices:

God’s grace still abounds

 

               After a fall understand who God is:

 
1    How the king rejoices in your strength, O Lord!

He shouts with joy because you give him victory.

 
2    For you have given him his heart’s desire;

you have withheld nothing he requested.

 
3    You welcomed him back with success and prosperity.

You placed a crown of finest gold on his head.

 
4    He asked you to preserve his life,

and you granted his request.

The days of his life stretch on forever.

 
5    Your victory brings him great honor,

and you have clothed him with splendor and majesty.

 
6    You have endowed him with eternal blessings

and given him the joy of your presence.

 

                  Keyword: Trust, we must learn to trust completely
                  God will take care of anything that comes against us

7    For the king trusts in the Lord.

The unfailing love of the Most High will keep him from stumbling.

 
8    You will capture all your enemies.

Your strong right hand will seize all who hate you.

 
9    You will throw them in a flaming furnace

when you appear.

The Lord will consume them in his anger;

fire will devour them.

 
10   You will wipe their children from the face of the earth;

they will never have descendants.

 
11   Although they plot against you,

their evil schemes will never succeed.

 
12   For they will turn and run

when they see your arrows aimed at them.

 

         End with praise and worship and Trust

 
13   Rise up, O Lord, in all your power.

With music and singing, we celebrate your mighty acts.

 

Trust that God is bigger than your mistake,

So Even when you do something wrong,

You Matter To God,

Simply You Matter,