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VerseD: Psalm 119:11

I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.
Psalm 119:11, ESV

Why is reading and meditating on (thinking about) Scripture important?

We memorize it, and it guides us out of temptation and away from sin. (See Jesus in Matthew and Luke chapters 4.)

VerseD: Psalm 116:1

I love the Lord , because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy.
Psalm 116:1, ESV

God hears our prayers and wants to give us mercy.

We must also remember that He has said that He hears the prayers of those who love Him.

Seek God’ righteousness and His mercy.

VerseD: Psalm 59:16

But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.
Psalm 59:16, NIV

Christ alone is our mighty fortress.

If your faith feels weak, troubles are troubling you, then SING! Shout to the Lord in song, and you may see your strength increase.

VerseD: Psalm 139:13-14

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
Psalm 139:13‭-‬14, ESV

Do not despise your appearance or your inability to do something.

God made you! No one else could, and He has a purpose for you!

Praise Him for who you are in Him, or stay stuck in the bitterness of this world.

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.