Hey there Bible Challenge Readers! I made a mistake yesterday on the graphic again. So sorry!! I just looked at the schedule and we should have read two Psalms yesterday according to the reading schedule, Psalm 40 and 41. So we will play catch up today and tomorrow. The reading amounts might be a little off for the amount of time it takes to read. I thought mine went by quick yesterday. Sorry for the confusion!
I’m still enjoying my anniversary time with my husband so today I’m recycling an old post and pray that God has a special word for someone today in using it.
“How to Pray When You Are Concerned” Repost from 2.10.2010
Are you ever “concerned” about anything?
You haven’t even taken it to the point of really worrying about it, but you are just concerned. Thinking, mulling, pondering over a possibility.
Trying to play out all the scenarios and wish God to pick the one that is your greatest dream?
Lately, to be honest, I’ve been, well, concerned. Praying about opportunities, longing for God’s plan, but concerned that something I see as a perfect fit is not part of HIS plan. It was just simply incredible how God brought this verse to me at just the right time:
The LORD will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O LORD, endures forever; Do not forsake the works of Your hands. Psalm 138:8
The NLT says:
The LORD will work out his plans for my life— for your faithful love, O LORD, endures forever. Don’t abandon me, for you made me. Psalm 138:8
David is saying,
“I believe you, God, that You are going to make my concern to be the absolute perfect plan for my life.”
We might say…
To be the absolute perfect job.
To be the absolute perfect city.
To be the absolute perfect environment.
To be the absolute perfect person.
To be the absolute perfect piece of the puzzle of my life.
David doesn’t say, “Take this away from me!” like I do far too often.
No, he says,
“Your mercy lasts farther than I can count. Don’t stop Your Work, God, because I know it is going to be PERFECT. Not what I think or desire, but Perfect as You are Perfect.”
Lord Jesus:I pray for those who read this blog. Whether they are reading for the first time or visit this site often, would you perfect that which concerns them? Continue to work in our lives as we thank you for your mercy. Amen.