I Love the Lord…

We interrupt this mini series on trust to bring you an incredible verse that I stumbled upon yesterday.  Do you ever read something in the Bible and think, “How have I not seen that yet?”  Those were my sentiments yesterday when I read Psalm 116.  It starts off with “I love the Lord…”  With a blog dedicated to loving God, I was thrilled to find it!  (I probably have seen it before, but my long-term memory isn’t great)

“I love the Lord, because He has heard my voice and my supplications.  Because He has inclined His ear to me, therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live…

Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; yes, our God is merciful.  The Lord preserves the simple; I was brought low, and He saved me.  Return to your rest, O my soul, for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you.  

For You have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.   I will walk before the Lord In the land of the living.”

Psalm 116:1-2, 5-9 (NKJV—My dad calls this the flowery version; probably why I love it so.)

 “I love the Lord because he hears my voice and my prayer for mercy.  Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath!

… How kind the Lord is! How good he is!  So merciful, this God of ours!  The Lord protects those of childlike faith; I was facing death, and he saved me.  Let my soul be at rest again, for the Lord has been good to me.  

He has saved me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling.  And so I walk in the Lord’s presence as I live here on earth!”

Psalm 116:1-2, 5-9 (NLT—my mom calls this the “Happy Bible”; they use lots of exclamation points, another thing I adore.)


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