I Am the God that heals thee I mend the broken hearts I restore the shattered souls That have been torn apart…
I Am the God that heals thee Who bears with thee thy pain I bore upon My cross thy grief, Thy sickness, and thy shame…
I bore thy suffering, thy sin And by My stripes you’re healed And made whole within thy soul, Redeemed, forever sealed… Upon My heart, upon My hands You ever are engraved, Forgiven from thy every sin, Thy soul within is saved.
I Am Thy God that heals thee Within thy very soul, I’m working every day you live To ever make thee whole… Perfecting thee on thy journey Since it was begun, I will complete My work in thee Until Thy journey’s done,
“…weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” ~ Psalms 30:5 KJV
“Lord my God, I prayed to you, and you healed me. Lord, you lifted me out of the grave. I was falling into the place of death, but you saved my life.”~ Psalms 30:2-3 ERV
“I am sure that the good work God began in you will continue until He completes it on the day when Jesus Christ comes again.” ~Philippians 1:6 ERV
“God has blessed you in ways that serve Christ. He allowed you to believe in Christ. But that is not all. He has also given you the honor of suffering for Christ. Both of these bring glory to Christ.” ~Philippians 1:29 ERV
Lord, help me to always pray And not give up on Thee, To know that You are listening Although I cannot see… Thy face nor hear Thy voice With neither eye nor ear, And yet Thy Word has promised Thy sheep Thy voice can hear…
Thy sheep You hold always Firmly in Thy hands, Eternal life You give them, None shall ever pluck them… From out of Thy hands For there are none so strong As Father God who holds each one Who’s greatest above all!
Lord, help me to always pray And not give up on Thee Nor melt into a pool of tears Then freeze in unbelief.
For Jesus, You are holding me Firmly in Thy grip Nothing can remove me, And You won’t let me slip…
None can separate me from Thy love, not life nor death, No, not all the hosts of hell Though me they come against And form a battle line From one end east to west They cannot wrest me from Thy mighty hands, Lord Jesus…
You are one with Father God, The greatest above all Who holds all of Thy holy sheep Forever in His heart,
“Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and He bringeth them out of their distresses. He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. Then are they glad because they be quiet; so He bringeth them unto their desired haven. Oh that men would praise the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!” Psalms 107:28-31 KJV
Dear Heavenly Father, may we cry to You when we are troubled knowing that You hear our prayers.
Although we cannot see You, You are watching over us at all times.
Thy Word says in Isaiah 40 that You “…sit above the circle of the earth and that the people below are as grasshoppers…”
Though we are so tiny to You and that there are vast numbers of us, Thy Word also assures us that You cherish each of us.
You know and love us as if we were the only ones You had to love and that You want us to come to know You intimately.
Thy Word in Psalm 139 says that Your thoughts toward us outnumber the grains of sand on the seashore.
The Prophet Isaiah wrote that You number the stars and call them all by name, and You measure the dust of the earth.
Yet, Lord, Thy Word assures us that Thy love for each one of us is measureless.
So infinite is Thy love that You suffered and died for us on the cross in the person of Jesus Christ, Thy Holy Son, whose spotless blood paid the price to redeem us all from our sins.
When we doubt Thy love, may we look at the cross and see Thy love for us in the suffering of Jesus Christ to pay the price so that we could have fellowship with You, forgiveness from our sins, and eternal life.
Father God, thank You for giving Your Son Jesus Christ to pay for our sins. Forgive us for our trespasses. Help us to read Thy word to know how to live in a way that pleases You and to do Thy will on this earth.
Help us all to invite Jesus to live in our hearts to be our Savior so that we might have eternal life with You, in Jesus’ name, amen. I love You, Lord. 🖤
“But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.” Psalms 40:17 KJV
“The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.” Psalms 121:8 KJV
In the illustration for this prayer card, the Lord inspired me to paint the central figure as a visual metaphor representing a female traveler. She is a student learning lessons on the path of life, collecting them in (metaphorical) note books that she carries as her life lesson journals in her arms next to her heart where they are engraved even as she lives them.
We are all travelers, sojourners on this earth. The face on my traveler is purposely in shadow. Who is she? What will be the outcome of her journey? That is the question in our own mind whenever we embark on some trip. We must go by faith and we proceed on our way (usually) with joy and optimism.
We pray in hope over our babies when they begin their path of life. We pray in sorrow as we watch loved ones depart on their journey into eternity.
Ever since I learned this Bible verse, Psalm 121:8 has been a foundational prayer that I offer to God daily.
We pray this beautiful prayer asking the Lord to guard our going out and our coming in from this time forth~ right now~ till forever ~ throughout our whole lives and for all eternity.
By praying this prayer we are acknowledging that our Creator is in control of all things that pertain to us and we are renewing our trust in His care as our Holy Protector, Good Shepherd, and Guardian.
The word the Psalmist used for *preserve is * shamar (transliteration) (BDB Thayer Bible Dictionary Definition) To keep, guard, observe, give heed… protect, save life…watchman… to keep within bounds, restrain…
The verse before the affirmation that God shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from now till forever promises: “The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: He shall preserve thy soul.” Psalm 121:7
The word for evil is ra’ ra’ ah (transliteration)~from the BDB definition) Bad, evil…disagreeable, malignant…giving pain, unhappiness, misery…displeasing, bad value…distress, adversity injury, wrong, ethical evil, from a word meaning… Ra-ah (phonetic); to be bad, be evil > to break, shatter, to be broken, be broken asunder, broken in pieces. Origin: a primitive root.
Now we know that we all have bad days. And we all get sick. I have severe migraines every day…though I pray this wondrous prayer daily, and many more besides.
So what exactly kind of evil does the verse promise that God will preserve us from then? The following verse defines the promise: “He shall preserve thy soul…” What does the soul mean? The word used means * neh-fesh (*Phonetic) The soul, self, life, creature, appetite, mind, living being, desire, emotion, passion, /that which breathes, the breathing substance or being, soul, the inner being of man/ the living being/ seat of the appetites/ seat of emotions and passions/ activity of the mind/activity of the will/activity of the character…
In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus taught His disciples to pray something very important that is related to Psalm 121 every day:
“And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.” Matthew 6:13 KJV
As we continue to give God the control over our lives He is going to guard and to preserve our will, and give us self control, and work in us the grace to do what is good and right and proper.
“For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.” Philippians 2:13 KJV
It is truly only God’s grace that protects each one of us from doing the unthinkable. God’s Holy Spirit will restrain our sinful impulses as we invite our Lord Jesus Christ to be our Guardian God to keep us from harm and danger, and surround us with His holy favor, so that we can live peaceful, happy lives that honor and glorify Him.
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7 KJV
As we pray such prayers from God’s word we are praying His will~for God’s word IS His will.
As we pray and ask the Lord Jesus Christ to be the Lord of our lives, we are inviting our Creator to not only participate or share in our lives but to be our Guardian God, our Shepherd, and Guide, our Protector from all evil and temptations to do harm.
For all of us are sinners. God’s word says that “all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.”
Jesus Christ the Son of God suffered and died on the cross for the sins of all humanity to make people righteous by His spotless blood. He then rose again from the dead after three days and now lives forever to rule and reign over all the Universe.
He makes those who receive Him into their hearts a new creature reborn in their spirits in His image. He puts His Holy Spirit in our hearts and gives us the desire to love Him and other people and do the things that agree with His will. How does He accomplish these miracles?
By the gift of His almighty grace.
Long ago the story is told that as a Christian watched a condemned man being led to the gallows he humbly bowed his head and said, “But for the grace of God there go I…”
Praying the Traveler’s Prayer from Psalm 121:8 won’t guarantee that a soul will not have adversity. But it will invite our Creator to take over the reins in our life and guard our SOUL from evil.
It gives our Creator great joy when we invite Him through prayer to protect us. For He loves us and wants to share our lives with us in intimate fellowship. God longs to be our Friend. The Lord wants to guard our going out and our coming in from this time forth even to forever.
Prayer Dear Heavenly Father, please guard my going out and my coming in from this time forth even to forever, in Jesus holy name, amen.
Psalm 121 “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, From whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, Which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: He that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel Shall neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is thy keeper: The Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, Nor the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: He shall preserve thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy going out And thy coming in from this time forth, And even for evermore.” ~Psalms 121:1-8 KJV
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What time I am afraid I will give Thee thanks Though all around me fall I’ll thank Thee for Thy grace By the blood of Jesus Through His cross by faith.
What time I am afraid To Thee, oh Lord, I’ll run, I will confess my sins I’ll ask Thee search my heart.
What time I am afraid I’ll put my Hope in Thee; You’ll come to my defense And will my fortress be.
What time I am afraid I’ll give to Thee my fears I will sing to Thee Then to me You’ll draw near.
What time I am afraid, Oh Lord, I’ll trust in Thee And thank You, Jesus, for Thy love And mercy You show me; Though I am a sinner, Lord, Thy gift of love is free.
What time I am afraid I will trust Thee, Lord, Though my sins be scarlet You’ve clothed me with Thy robe Of holy righteousness Gifted from Thy own While You these scarlet sins of mine Upon Thy cross You bore.
What time I am afraid, Lord, in Thee I will trust You’ve cast my sins as far away As east is from the west And will remember them no more Not for eternity; What time I am afraid, oh Lord, These things I will believe, In Jesus’ holy name, amen.
“For He hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”
~2 Corinthians 5:21 KJV
“What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee. In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.”
~Psalms 56:3-4 KJV
“When I cry unto Thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me. In God will I praise His word: in the Lord will I praise His word. In God have I put my trust…”
~ Psalms 56:9-11 KJV
Heavenly Father, thank You for this prayer poem and these scriptures You gave me to share today.
May You use them to comfort and encourage any and all who are fearful, may You wrap Thy holy arms around them and comfort them with the calm assurance of Thy measureless love for them.
Help them know that You love them as if they were the only child that You had to love.
Bless them with a thousand reminders of Thy love for them today and help them know without a doubt that You have washed all their sins away in the spotless blood of Thy Son Jesus Christ as far as the east is from the west.
Thank You, We love You, Lord, In Jesus name, Amen.