When I am consumed and overwhelmed…

Sometimes I have those moments or days when my soul is overwhelmed and I can’t seem to settle down…

Because of the Lord’s faithful love we do not perish, for His mercies never end. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness! I say: the Lord is my portion, therefore I will put my hope in Him. —Lamentations 3:22-23

What is consuming you today?

What is heavy upon your heart and mind?

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Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Selah —Psalm 62:8. 

What does this verse instruct us to do? When?

What attribute of God do you find in this verse?

The word for pour out in this verse is the Hebrew, sapak meaning to spill forth, to gush, to pour out oneself.

Psalm 62:8 is one of my favorite Get Real! verses of Scripture. There is no pretense. I don’t have to try to cover up, fix up, look good, act right or get it all together before I come to the Lord. He meets me right where I am! I can unload my burdens and tell Him exactly how I’m feeling and what I’m thinking and why I’m frustrated, angry, disappointed, overwhelmed, discouraged and on and on. And He hears my cry. He comforts and encourages me. He is my refuge. He stills my soul and calms me down.

Spend some time pouring out your heart to the Lord.  Get it off your chest!  Leave it at His feet and walk away filled with His peace, joy and love.  KNOW that His love is great.  His love is steadfast and faithful. And He is in control of all things.

When your soul is overwhelmed and can’t seem to settle down, get still before the Lord.

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He IS!

 {a Selah moment}

I need the daily reminder of who my God is and that He IS present in my every moment.  He IS exactly what I need in that moment.  The question becomes, will I choose to seek Him, cry out to Him, trust Him and praise Him — in and through it all?  He IS the LORD “my” God.  He IS the LORD “your” God.

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Aha Moments & Selah Moments

Spring floral background - abstract nature concept with blue skyThere are moments in life when I have those wonderful “AHA” moments.  When God shows up in big way… a cause for celebration, an answered prayer, a favorable outcome in a difficult situation, a new insight to truth from His Word…whatever it may be those moments are so thrilling and our hearts are full!

But there are times in life when it’s not a huge “AHA” moment but rather a “SELAH” moment.

Selah is a Hebrew word used often in the Psalms.  Its exact meaning is not completely clear, it may give musical instruction at times or indicate a pause for various reasons.   Some scholars translate it to mean to lift up, a pause, an interruption.  For me, it’s that moment when God captivates my attention and gives me reason to just pause and breathe deeply.  And although these moments may not carry the high of an AHA moment, they are just as thrilling!  It’s that feeling of being awestruck by God’s presence in my life.  And my heart is full.

I thought I’d share my SELAH moment from today with you.  I was reading Ephesians 3:14-21, Continue reading “Aha Moments & Selah Moments”

Declaring His Glory & Splendor for All to See!

Selah Moments — these are short posts where I share something the Lord has shown me that causes me to take a pause (selah) and reflect on His goodness and glory.  A few weeks ago in one of these, I posted a picture of the sunset God graced me with on my drive home.  It reminded me immediately of Psalm 19:1.  As a follow-up, here’s is a great video from my friends at Proskuneo Ministries with more amazing sunsets set to beautiful music.  Check out their video and marvel at our amazing God!

Proskuneo Ministries Psalm 19 Video

The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.

Psalm 19:1