It’s true. I’ve lived it!
God gives beautiful things.
We all know life throws some crazy stuff our way.
But, more than anything, wrapped in and through and around and over and under is a big bunch of beautiful. The one place you can always count on finding a steady flow of beautiful gifts is Scripture.
Today, as I was reading a great book that focuses attention on Christ in the face of challenges, I was reminded once again of these verses I have heard so many times before.
I wanted to share them with you. Perhaps you needed this reminder today–regardless of your situation. Wherever life finds you; whatever your particular set of circumstances, these Scriptures are for you.
Beautiful art makes everything better, too. So, I thought I would just make this a whole big post on a whole bunch of beautiful! Enjoy!
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.
I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait
For him.” The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to
The one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the
salvation of the Lord.
The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him,
And 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.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
And saves those who are crushed in spirit.
The Lord makes firm the steps
Of the one who delights in him;
Though he may stumble, he will not fall,
For the Lord upholds him with his hand.
Trust in the Lord and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
Delight yourself in the Lord and he
will give you the desires of your heart.
(Psalm 37:3, 4)
I hope this week is one of noticing beauty and marking it in our lives.