A God for All Seasons!

My Bible reading yesterday during “Coffee with the Lord” included Psalm 71… After reading it, I gave it this title in my Bible journal… “A GOD FOR THE SEASONS OF LIFE!”  The good news is, He’s there for all of them… He’s there in each pregnancy, birth, early childhood, adolescence, the teen years, young adulthood, middle-age, older adulthood, and even through death – the celebration of each birthday, the first day of school, each graduation, first job, first child and each succeeding birth, the “empty nest”, retirement, and aging… “through it all” (sounds like a song I remember!) – He’s the “Supreme constant!”

Here’s what I read that warmed my heart and encouraged me… Give it a read – as you do, I think you want to pause offer thanksgiving and worship!

“In you, O Lord, do I take refuge; let me never be put to shame!  In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline your ear to me, and save me!  BE TO ME A ROCK OF REFUGE, TO WHICH I MAY CONTINUALLY COME; you have given the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress…  

“For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O LORD, FROM MY YOUTH.  UPON YOU I HAVE LEANED FROM BEFORE MY BIRTH; YOU ARE HE WHO TOOK ME FROM MY MOTHER’S WOMB. My praise is continually of you…

“My mouth is filled with your praise, and with your glory all the day.  DO NOT CAST ME OFF IN THE TIME OF OLD AGE; FORSAKE ME NOT WHEN MY STRENGTH IS SPENT…  O God, be not far from me; O my God, make haste to help me! …But I will hope continually and will praise you yet more and more.  My mouth will tell of your righteous acts, of your deeds of salvation all the day, for their number is past my knowledge…

“O GOD, FROM MY YOUTH YOU HAVE TAUGHT ME, AND I STILL PROCLAIM YOUR WONDROUS DEEDS. 18 SO EVEN TO OLD AGE AND GRAY HAIRS, O GOD, DO NOT FORSAKE ME, UNTIL I PROCLAIM YOUR MIGHT TO ANOTHER GENERATION, YOUR POWER TO ALL THOSE TO COME.  Your righteousness, O God, reaches the high heavens. You who have done great things, O God, who is like you?  You who have made me see many troubles and calamities will revive me again! …You will increase my greatness and comfort me again… AND MY TONGUE WILL TALK OF YOUR RIGHTEOUS HELP ALL THE DAY LONG!” (From Psalm 71 ESV)


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