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Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Psalms For Moms


Thanks to all of you who stop by today after reading my devotion today about dreams. Every Wednesday I share Psalms for Moms, focusing on a Psalm that I feel directly speak to moms in the trenches. Today's is below:

Psalm 33:18, "But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear Him, on those whose hope is in His unfailing love."

Do you need to know that God sees you today? That He sees your children? Your situation?

Do you need to be reminded where to put your hope? Are you putting your hope in the wrong things instead of in God's unfailing love? I know I tend to put my hope in everything but God's unfailing love at times-- the state of the economy, the state of my family, the state of my home, etc.

I heard a quote at church last week. "People are looking for hope. They just don't know what it looks like." I want to show those in my life that hope looks like unfailing love. I want to experience His unfailing love so that I can point others-- my children, my husband, my friends and family-- towards it.
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18 comments:

Teresa said...

Thank you Marybeth for reminding me that God does know and cares about me. I too can at times become so carried away & involved with "things", "life" and "busy-ness" that I do put my hope in my own abilities rather than letting God be my deliverer and putting my hope in HIM. This way when I release it to HIM, I can focus on being the "light" and hope for others to see Him in me. Also enjoyed your devo today! Peace & blessings.

Arlinda said...

Thank you for this post. It is a great way to start my day. Blessings to you.

Michelle V. said...

When I read your devotion this morning, about our dreams, I started crying, because I realized I have just been going through the motions of my life, not really embracing each moment, but just trying to survive each day. My family has been struggling with legal problems (2 teenagers who are making poor choices) for the past 3 years and as I strive to raise them and to overcome these struggles, as a single parent, I've forgotten about my dreams and I've probably been a poor role model that dreams CAN come true. Thank you for your words and your encouragement, to hang onto God and the dreams only He can make come true. Thank you for providing some hope for me this day.

Carol said...

Awesome devotion this morning for Encouragement for Today. I loved it! Thank you for blessing me. :)
Carol

Kimberly said...

Thank you for your P31 devotion today. :) It is yet another nudge from the Lord to my heart about having dreams...about actually stopping, thinking about them, defining what they are, and then trusting Him with each and every one. This is at least the fourth time in just the past month I have heard or read about having dreams. Hmmmmm...are you trying to tell me something, Father? :)

I think your verse here for moms is also a great verse to go along with your devotion. We are able to dream because of our hope in His unfailing love.

I have written down all of the scripture references you have given this morning, and I am taking them to read again in my quiet time...and to allow Him to stir my heart to dream.

Blessings,
K

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the comment, "Hope looks like unfailing love". I had to chew on that awhile. Yesterday, I was in the book of Ephesians and the Lord told me the same thing in chapter 3 verses 17-21."Love that surpasses knowledge"...our hope is in that unfailing love!! What a blessing. I REALLY needed that comment in my life right now. Thanks!!!

Pam said...

Beautiful devotion, Marybeth. Dreams....hmmm! Wrote a post along those lines on my blog this morning. I believe if we're seeking after the heart of God, he whispers those dreams into our hearts. Some of them seemingly impossible, but nothing is impossible for those who believe (Mark 9:23).

slds56 said...

Marybeth,
Your words were so encouraging today. My adult son needs a job. I have been trusting God in this. But, for the last several days I have listened to Satan's whispers and have been discouraged. God is my hope. He knows my sons situation. He knows his needs.
Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Hi Marybeth,

Thanks for the reminder that God is our only hope. Nothing or no one can compare to HIM. I too am guilty of trying to do things on my own instead of relying and putting my hope in HIM.

Anonymous said...

Hope deferred makes the heart sick...it doesn't say unanswered dreams makes the heart sick, although that is what we feel when our dreams are not answered. The hope in the Lord is always there, even when he doesn't answer our dreams of more or better things. Maybe someday he will fulfill my dreams...if I trust in Him.

Cheri Bunch said...

Great devotion and post! Thank you for sharing! Both are refreshing!
Blessings,
Cheri
cheribunch.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much, I felt a great big hug so I'm sending one right back, a prayer of thanks for you, and your family. It is usually a very simple thing, ordinary, everyday happening that can become a treasured memory. Thanks,,,

My children are grown but the blog reminded me of my daughter's dreams which have now come true, and the realities that we face as they unfold. Life is not easy, the challenge is faith.

Blessings...

Karen Ehman said...

LOVED your devo, as always! Off to do some dreaming/recalculating myself this weekend.
Hug that beautiful family of yours for me. Oh, and tell that hubby Hurricane Earl I said hello. Hope the real one misses you all!

Laura P said...

Your devotion today was just what I needed. I have twins named Hannah and Hunter, they are 7 years old. God really spoke to me through the devotion because I have given up on my dreams. Thank you!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this. Almost two years ago I discovered my husbands affair. With a 5 month old on my hip and three 6 yr olds due to get out of school in two hours I heard the words that would shatter my life "Yes, I had sex with her three times." Since then my hopes and dreams have disappeared. I am hanging on getting through each day as quickly as possible, hoping for the sun to set as soon as I rise in the morning. Somehow in trying to shut the door on my feelings of pain I have shut the door to the love of the Lord and can't seem to get it back open. I pray everyday and know he is there somewhere. Your post helped me feel what I know I have lost, hopefully this will get me back on the path. Thank you.

Marybeth said...

Anonymous-- the one who posted at 12:15 on 9/2-- please contact me directly via my email address. marybeth6@gmail.com I would love to talk to you about finding hope in the midst of your circumstance. Your story touched my heart.

Anonymous said...

Mary Beth,
Thank you for sharing this. God does see and know all our situations good or bad! On Sunday, August 29th my husband and I shared this very thing at church concerning how God had met us in our previous week of hearing that I had been diagnosed with colon and liver cancer. Jesus had met me in each turn and twist of the previous week and continues to due that even today. I have felt his unfailing love so near to me through this storm that I am giving all glory and praise to Him! If you would like to hear what we shared at church, it is on YouTube under "Total Faith and Surrender" by K2thechurch.
Blessing to you,
Paula

Marybeth said...

Let's all pray for Paula as she faces this cancer battle. Thanks for sharing Paula!