13/21 Days of Prayer & Fasting
PSALM 34 (NIV)
I will extol the Lord at all times;
his praise will always be on my lips.
I will glory in the Lord;
let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
Glorify the Lord with me;
let us exalt his name together.
I sought the Lord, and he answered me;
he delivered me from all my fears.
Those who look to him are radiant;
their faces are never covered with shame.
This poor man called, and the Lord heard him;
he saved him out of all his troubles.
The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him,
and he delivers them.
Taste and see that the Lord is good;
blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.
Fear the Lord, you his holy people,
for those who fear him lack nothing.
The lions may grow weak and hungry,
but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.
Come, my children, listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
Whoever of you loves life
and desires to see many good days,
keep your tongue from evil
and your lips from telling lies.
Turn from evil and do good;
seek peace and pursue it.
The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
and his ears are attentive to their cry;
but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil,
to blot out their name from the earth.
The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them;
he delivers them from all their troubles.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
The righteous person may have many troubles,
but the Lord delivers him from them all;
he protects all his bones,
not one of them will be broken.
Evil will slay the wicked;
the foes of the righteous will be condemned.
The Lord will rescue his servants;
no one who takes refuge in him will be condemned.
Some of you have gone through a really hard season. Some of you feel like you are in an ocean
and about the time you get your head above the water, another wave comes crashing down on you. I have been through seasons like that. I’m not trying to act like I know the pain or regret of your specific situation. but God knows. The Bible says, “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those that are crushed in spirit.”
God wants to remind you that He is close to you and He cares for you. This is only a season and seasons don’t last forever. God will see you through to the other side.
He is close to you and He cares for you.
Lord, draw near to me. I need your presence in my life. Heal my heart and take away this pain. In Jesus’ name, Amen.