hope? In whom do you trust? What gives you true peace and contentment when times are difficult or when you're having a down day?
We've had a lot of hospital time this past week with family members, as well as trying to support a couple close friends whose relatives are battling cancer. Now, the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
I truly do not know how anyone can cope with life's struggles on their own. How desperate and hopeless it must feel without a strong relationship with God.
God has truly been our hope, refuge, and strength through tough times, tough decisions.
1 Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord, O my soul!
2 I will praise the Lord while I live;
I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.
3 Do not trust in prinecs,
In mortal man, in whom there is no salvation.
4 His spirit departs, he returns to the earth;
In that very day his thoughts perish.
5 How blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
Whose hope is in the Lord his God.
6 Who made heaven and earth,
The sea and all that is in them;
Who keeps faith forever;
7 Who executes justice for the oppressed;
Who gives food to the hungry.
The Lord sets the prisoners free.
8The Lord opens the eyes of the blind;
The Lord raises up those who are bowed down;
The Lord loves the righteous;
9 The Lord protects the strangers;
He supports the fatherless and the widow,
But He thwarts the way of the wicked.
10 The Lord will reign forever,
Your God, O Zion, to all generations.
Praise the Lord!