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VerseD: Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Psalm 27:1, ESV

When Paul wrote his epistles (letters), he was drawing on God’s Word (our Old Testament).

In Christ, we no longer fear death, punishment for sin, nor anything this world may do to us, for He has overcome.

VerseD: Psalm 16:11

You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Psalm 16:11, ESV

Christ is the only way to God and eternal life, and that is the only way to find peace and joy that not only endure but will last eternally.

VerseD: Psalm 68:5

A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.
Psalm 68:5 NIV

Are you an orphan or widow (or widower? Just have an absentee or abusive father or husband (or mother or wife)?

God loves you and wants to care for you. Lean in to Him.

VerseD: Psalm 68:19

Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up; God is our salvation. Selah
Psalm 68:19, ESV

Remember that God takes care of us in all circumstances, and we can find rest from our worries and anxieties.

VerseD: Psalm 51:10

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.
Psalm 51:10, ESV

We are wicked, unclean people unable to purify ourselves.

God is able, through the power and grace of Jesus’ redemptive blood!

VerseD: Psalm 115:14

May the Lord give you increase, you and your children!
Psalm 115:14, ESV

I am immediately struck with Jesus’ words: “Pay attention to what you hear: with the measure you use, it will be measured to you, and still more will be added to you. For to the one who has, more will be given, and from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.” (Mark 4:24‭-‬25)

Things are good, but obedience and love are better!

VerseD: Psalm 34:18

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
Psalm 34:18, ESV

The simplest meaning of this is that the realization of our sin and complete inability to remove that sin should break our hearts and crush our spirits.

Until we realize that is why Jesus came. When we understand and believe this fully, we are saved from our sins and God’s wrath.