I have burdens on my heart – we all do – so the first verse of Psalm 102 caught my attention this morning.
Hear my prayer, O Lord, and let my cry come unto You.
I am thankful for the God Who hears – the God Who listens. As I continued to read through the description of the psalmist’s sorrow and trouble, I found some help and some hope for my day.
- God will endure forever (verse 12).
- God will arise and have mercy (verse 13).
- The heathen shall fear the name of the Lord (verse 15).
- He will regard the prayer of the destitute (verse 17).
- God looks down from Heaven to hear, to release the bound, to declare His name (verses 19-20).
- God will endure (verse 26).
- God is the same; His years have no end (verse 27).
- The children of His servants shall continue, and their seed (children) shall be established before Him (verse 28).
So, now I begin my day knowing that the God Who loves me and hears my cry will always be near,
ruling in mercy,
releasing the cares that bind me.
In this shaky world, He endures, and He has promised that my children and their children will not be forgotten.
Those are burden-lifting truths and a good way to begin my day!
Thank You, Lord!
Psalm 5:3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
Psalm 59:16 But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defense and refuge in the day of my trouble.
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