Friday, January 25, 2013

God is always there for us

Psalm 95

Compiled by Lisa Gossman-Steeves, WritingPlaces

I chose this Psalm today because I read it in my morning devotions every day. It is a poignant reminder of how the Israelites constant griping angered God. It sends a strong warning to my heart, "Don't forget how God has blessed you. Have faith. Don't worry."   If God has helped me in times past, he will do so again. There's no reason to doubt when trouble comes.

Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;
    let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before him with thanksgiving
    and extol him with music and song.


For the Lord is the great God,
    the great King above all gods.
In his hand are the depths of the earth,
    and the mountain peaks belong to him.
The sea is his, for he made it,
    and his hands formed the dry land.


Come, let us bow down in worship,
    let us kneel before the Lord our Maker;
    for he is our God
    and we are the people of his pasture,
    the flock under his care.


Today, if only you would hear his voice,
   “Do not harden your hearts as you did at Meribah,
    as you did that day at Massah in the wilderness,
    where your ancestors tested me;
    they tried me, though they had seen what I did.


    For forty years I was angry with that generation;
    I said, ‘They are a people whose hearts go astray,
    and they have not known my ways.’
    So I declared on oath in my anger,
    ‘They shall never enter my rest.’”



  1. Very beautiful passage of Scripture and beautiful pictures to go along with each segment. Thanks for sharing this today!

  2. Glad you enjoyed it. I love this Psalm!