He is right beside me

After a bit of rest, I am honored to again share a breakfast “psalm” this week (the word “psalm” only in quotes because passages from various books of the Bible are typically included). I had to smile when I noticed my journal notes from the Psalms tying in nicely with Peter!

As we embarked on our summer Bible study of 1&2 Peter, our family’s reading at the dinner table arrived at the beginning of Acts. It was so interesting to see that in his address to those gathered in Jerusalem for Pentecost, Peter quoted King David’s words from the Psalms! The very next morning, my personal reading from First 5* in 2 Chronicles echoed similar thoughts in the words of King Hezekiah.

These truths are timeless. The eternally unchanging reality of Almighty GOD who is also intimate and near to each of us. Hezekiah’s experience was the same as David’s, whose words resonated with Peter, and are true for us as well. Our Savior is the same yesterday, today, and forever!

I pray this string of passages will encourage your heart today too!

I look to the mountains – does my help come from there? No, my help comes from the LORD, who made the mountains, the Maker of heaven and earth. ~ Psalm 121:1

David sang this song to the LORD, “The LORD is my Rock … in whom I find protection. He is my Shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety. … In my distress, I cried out to the LORD, to my GOD for help. He heard me from His sanctuary, my cry reached His ears.” ~ 2 Samuel 22:1-3, 7 (also Psalm 18)

[Peter quoted King David] … “I see that the LORD is always with me. I will not be shaken, for He is right beside me. No wonder my heart is glad and my tongue shouts His praises. My body rests in HOPE. … You have shown me the way of life, and You will fill me with the joy of Your Presence.” ~ Acts 2:25-28 (also Psalm 16)

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or dismayed before the King of Assyria and all this horde that is with him, for there are more with us than with him. With him is an arm of flesh, but with us is the LORD our GOD, to help us and to fight our battles.” The people took confidence from the words of Hezekiah King of Judah. ~ 2 Chronicles 32:7-8

Come, let us sing to the LORD! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation! Come, let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker, for He is our GOD, and we are the people He watches over, the flock under His care. ~ Psalm 95:1, 6

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*First 5 is a free app offered by Proverbs 31 Ministries for daily reading and Bible study.

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