The Lord Had Given Him Rest, Part 2

I decided to publish 2 posts a day until I catch up. I turned the page and found another page full of verses that I wrote down on February 15th! God showed me many times over that he would take care of me!

2 Samuel 7:28, “Lord God, you are truly God! Your words are trustworthy. …” Common English Bible

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1 Chronicles 17:7, 8, “…This is what the Lord of heavenly forces says: I myself took you from the pasture, … 8) I’ve been with you wherever you’ve gone. …” Common English Bible

Each day I read a chapter in Proverbs. I found more reassurance there!

Proverbs 15:3, “The Lord’s eyes are everywhere, keeping watch on evil and good people.” Common English Bible

Then I turned to my New International Version Study Bible to study a few verses there. My verses were Isaiah 4:4-6. I read all of the cross-reference verses and the notes at the bottom. God spoke to me through those verses, too!

Exodus 14:13, “…Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see…” New International Version

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Isaiah 31:5, “Like birds hovering overhead, the Lord Almighty will shield Jerusalem; …” New International Version

I will be touring Jerusalem! Woohoo! God will be my shield!

Psalms 121:5-6, “The Lord watches over you – the Lord is your shade at your right hand; 6) the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.” New International Version

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Isaiah 65:18, “But be glad and rejoice forever in what I will create, for I will create Jerusalem to be a delight and its people a joy.” New International Version

God is already setting up divine appointments for me to meet the people of Jerusalem. I can’t wait!

February 15, 2020: Part 2.

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The Lord Had Given Him Rest, Part 1

My thoughts at night are on our upcoming trip to Israel. I am a small-town girl who does not travel internationally.

We went to Canada for a few hours when our children were young. We ate lunch, my daughter bought black nail polish, (why?), and we walked back across the border.

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I dreamed we had not sent all of the money. (We have.) I woke up at 4:30 a.m. worried. Instead of getting up, I rolled over and chose to “rest in the Lord.”

I pictured myself curled up on a cloud that was in my Heavenly Father’s lap. No matter where I went, God was still holding me. I’m safe. I went back to sleep.

Psalms 123:1, “I raise my eyes to you – you who rule heaven.” Common English Bible

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“Raise my eyes: Elsewhere this is often a sign of arrogance, but here the Psalmist looks to God for help (see Psalms 141:8).”

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Psalms 131:2, “…I have calmed and quieted myself…” Common English Bible

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2 Samuel 7:1, “…the Lord had given him rest…” Common English Bible

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2 Samuel 7:25, 26, “…Do just as you have promised (26) so that your name will be great forever…” Common English Bible

God is in control. I do not need to worry. He gives me rest. His name is great because he keeps his promises!

February 15, 2020: Psalms 108, 123, 124, 131; 2 Samuel 7; 1 Chronicles 17; Psalms 1.

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