These are from Sunday night while we were walking around the rose garden at beautiful Hermann Hall, and then from John Shea's most favorite favorite favorite time of day.
Thank you so much for your kindness and encouragement yesterday. I am so thankful for you and for this wonderful community! I'm reading through all the verses again this morning that I've underlined and written in my journal, the ones I'd mentioned yesterday that I have been clinging to, and wanted to share them. If you have a late morning cup of coffee in hand like me, or just reading through, hope this little Tuesday morning devotion on finding refuge in a loving Savior encourages you as much as it does me. Thank you so much again...
"He tends his flock like a shepherd; He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to His heart; He gently leads those that have young." Isaiah 40:11
"Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings." Psalm 36:7
"But I trust in you, oh Lord; I say, 'you are my God.' My times are in your hands." Psalm 31:14-15
"The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to Him in song." Psalm 28:7
"Trust in him at all times, oh people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge." Psalm 62:8
"To you, oh Lord, I lift my soul, in you, I trust, oh my God." Psalm 25:1
"... the earth is full of His unfailing love." Psalm 33:5
"I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free." Psalm 119:57
"Praise be to the Lord my rock.. He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge." Psalm 144:2
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart." Jeremiah 1:5
"I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord." Psalm 27:13-14
"I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold." Psalm 18:1-2
"You are my portion, oh Lord." Psalm 119:57
"Your love, oh Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the great deep." Psalm 36:5
"Be at rest once more, oh my soul, for the Lord has been good to you." Psalm 116:7
"Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered in shame." Psalm 34:5
"... Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and He saved them from their distress.
... Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men." Repeating stanzas throughout Psalm 107
He said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong." 2 Corinthians 12:8-10