The righteous man walks in his integrity; his children are blessed after him.
Fathers – You are responsible for teaching your children about the Lord. Be a leader and live a life of integrity. Show your children love and compassion but discipline them when necessary. Bless your children by being the father God intended you to be. Children – Obey, respect and honor your father as the Lord commands. Fathers and children – No matter how old you are, remember that no one is perfect, forgive each other as your heavenly Father forgives you and try to live in peace.
Heavenly Father, thank You for being the perfect father and the example for all men. Lord, we ask that You would bless all the fathers in the world. Help them to be the fathers that You created them to be. Help them to lead and guide their children in the way they should go. Bless them, Lord, and let Your face shine upon them. Amen
I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself.
Though life may disappoint and try us, we can be assured that God honors and fulfills His promises. We can trust and rely on God’s faithfulness which has been established in heaven and stands firm forever. During the hardest trials, our faith in God’s love and mercy will always bring us peace and comfort. Our hope and confidence in God lies in His faithfulness because His Word is true and trustworthy forever and ever. Even if we are faithless, God remains faithful. (2 Timothy 2:13)
Heavenly Father, thank for the assurance and hope I have in knowing that You always fulfill Your promises. Even when my faith is weak, Your faithfulness stands firm. During life’s hardest trials I can have peace because Your love and mercy never fail. Amen
The LORD is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.
God is the definition of perfect goodness. He is kind, caring, compassionate, generous and merciful toward all who seek Him. There isn’t a single person God is not ready and able to bless. There isn’t a single person God isn’t willing to show mercy and forgiveness to. There isn’t a single person who God does not want to have eternal joy. Everything from God is good and all good things are from God. Turn to God and seek Him with all of your heart so that you may know His everlasting goodness and love.
Lord, thank You for Your goodness and love. Thank You for the compassion You have for Your people. Thank You for blessing me more than I could ever deserve. My desire is that I may know You better, Lord. Amen
Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.
God is all powerful and there is nothing too hard for Him. When you feel overwhelmed by your circumstances remember that you serve a mighty God who created the heavens and the earth and has infinite power to do anything. Be encouraged and let your faith be strengthened by knowing, that for God, nothing is impossible. Nothing is beyond His power and there is nothing that His power cannot do.
Sovereign Lord, when I am feeling overwhelmed or discouraged help me to remember that with You all things are possible. May my faith be strengthened in knowing that I serve a mighty God! Amen
And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.”
The Bible says that God is Holy. There is no evil or sin in Him. He is perfect in every way for ever and ever. Everything about Him is holy and every part of His nature is holy. There is no one and nothing like Him and because of His supreme holiness He is worthy of all praise and worship. God is holy and He is calling you do be holy in all you do. He wants you to be obedient to His Word and live according to His will in every aspect of your life. You may think “God is perfect and it is impossible for me to be as holy as God”, that’s true but try anyway because He deserves the best from us. It’s better to set your standards high and come short than to aim low and hit your mark.
God, You are holy in every way and worthy of all praise and worship. Help me to be obedient to Your word and live according to Your will. Help me to do my best to live a life that is pleasing to You. Amen
The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all.
Life can be hard and at times may even seem unfair. You will go through difficult times but don’t give up hope. Remember, the Lord has gotten you through tough times before and He will get you through them again. Keep your mind on the things above. Keep praying, cry out to God and be comforted in knowing that He hears you. Keep your focus on Him and He will get you through the troubles that come your way and in due time you will be delivered from them all. If not in this present life than surely in the hereafter where there will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain but only eternal happiness.Lord, You know everything I am going through and I trust in You to deliver me from my troubles. You have delivered me before and I have faith that You will deliver me again. I know You hear my prayers and are working everything out for my good. Help me to stay focused on You as You see me through this. Amen
All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.
You can choose to be worried and miserable or you can choose to trust God and be happy. The way to a cheerful heart begins with giving thanks to God in every situation. When God dwells in your heart there is peace and joy and when you live by faith God provides. You can always find something to be thankful for even if you have to look a little harder.
Heavenly Father, I just want to say thank You for everything You do for me both seen and unseen. Thank You for providing for all my needs. Thank You for the peace and joy You bring to my life. Thank You for the hope You I find in You. I can never thank You enough for everything You do. Amen
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.
This world is as a sea; the church in it, and so every believer, is as a ship; the port that is bound unto is heaven; Christ is the pilot, and hope is the anchor. (John Gill’s Exposition) If our hope is anchored in Jesus, when we go through storms, by faith we can be confident that we will remain connected, safe and secure. Whatever storm we face we can trust that Jesus will never leave us and our hope is never misplaced in Christ our Lord.
Lord, You are the anchor for my soul, all my hope is in You. I trust in You alone to get me through whatever storms I may face because I know that You are in control. Thank You for being the anchor that keeps me firm and secure. Amen
Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.
We all have been very focused on our physical heath. It’s important to make sure you take care of your body and enjoy life, but don’t forget to also take care of your soul because good health starts from the inside. Do things that make you smile and bring you joy. Do volunteer work, it not only helps others, it also brings you joy. Forgive others, let go of anger and hurt so you can move forward leaving the past behind. Exercise daily faith, hope and love in your Christian walk. Above all, fill your heart with the Word of God and let your soul be renewed by spending time alone with God who daily refreshes your spirit.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the peace my soul finds when I spend time studying Your Word. Help me to forgive and let go of the past so that You can heal my soul. Thank you for refreshing my spirit as I draw closer to You. Amen
But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.
We all have times when we feel discouraged and we feel like giving up and quitting. Even the strongest warriors have moments of weakness. If the Lord has put a good work in your heart and has given you a dream, He will make a way for you to do it. That doesn’t mean it won’t be hard, because it might be, but that’s okay because God is on your side. What you do for the honor and glory of God will not be overlooked, on the contrary, it will be rewarded. Be strong and don’t give up, keep working for the Lord.
Lord, thank You for always being on my side. Even when I feel discouraged or feel like giving up, I know You are with me. Help me to stay strong and to keep working for Your honor and glory. Amen