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Do you have a loved one in crisis? Perhaps a senior parent or grandchild awaiting surgery? Or maybe your Sandwich Generation family is struggling with the anticipatory grief that often goes hand in hand with hospice? Does life feel like one set of storm clouds after another!
Times like that can leave you feeling like you have a heavy weight on your shoulders, can't they? That's when I turn to my comforting Bible verses, which is the basis for this series.
Psalm 3 is one of my favorite psalms that is wonderfully uplifting to my spirits. In it, the psalmist talks to God, praising Him for protecting him from all his enemies. Hopefully, most of us probably don't have thousands of armed soldiers trying to break down our doors and shoot us with spears. But when you consider other things that are attacking us – from cancer to Alzheimer's to financial woes that come with all of the Sandwich Generation issues – you can definitely relate well to the uplifting Bible verses in this Psalm of trust in God, especially verses 3-5:
You, O LORD, are a shield about me,
My glory, and the One who lifts my head.
I was crying to the LORD with my voice,
And He answered me from His holy mountain.
I lay down and slept;
I awoke, for the LORD sustains me!
I remember praying for a beloved senior who had to go through a painful medical procedure. As I sat praying earnestly, I pulled out my list of comforting Bible verses and this was right on top. Immediately I felt God's presence, holding me, and giving me a smile as I pictured Him holding my loved one closely while lifting my head high!
We used to sing the praise and worship music, A Shield About Me, in church and I still love to sing it now, especially during dark days! I just discovered that Kent Henry recorded it on his worship album, My Refuge.
What a blessing it is for all of us in the Sandwich Generation to know we are NOT ALONE in this season of our life. NOT EVER! Just as we know the sun is still there, even on a day full of cloud and gloom, we can KNOW that GOD will keep all the promises He has given us in the Bible, including being your shield, your glory, and the One Who lifts your head! And, for more praise and worship music and encouragement from the Word of God, you can visit Spiritual Sunday.
Thank you for your post today! I’m looking forward to reading more of your “comforting Bible Verses”! Have a wonderful week, Nan
Those Psalms are very comforting Kaye!
Thank-you for sharing the story too….
Thank you, Kaye! Have a blessed spiritual Sunday.
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It’s nice to know these for people who are hurting and may not know God words. I visit God’s yellow pages often, it helps me decide what scriptures I need at a certain time.
The video is beautiful. I’ve always liked this song. Haven’t sung it in a long time. You’re so right. It’s wonderful knowing we are never alone.
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Hi Kelee, Thank you 🙂 🙂 🙂
Hi Janet, Praying for you a blessed week as well! 🙂
Hi Nan, That’s such an encouragement. Thank you! 🙂
Hi Ginger, What a great way to put it – “God’s Yellow Pages!” I love that! 🙂 🙂 🙂
Hi Charlotte, Thank you. 🙂 🙂 🙂
Hi Elanie, Amen and AMEN! And the most amazing thing to me – is that, as amazing as David was, he was an ordinary human, just like us, with just as many faults and sins. But he loved God so much, surrendered himself to God and GOD called him a man after His own heart. WOW! As you say, talk about encouragement for all of us! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
What would we do without the Psalms? Many times when I need to encourage someone else or find comfort for myself, I end up reading from the book of Psalms. David must’ve been a truly amazing person!
Thanks for sharing.
Kaye – Just found your wonderful site via Melinda @ Coming Clean. Your post was timed perfectly as I am a busy Sandwich Mom too. I really loved your idea about keeping comforting verses close at hand for when they are needed! Thanks so much!
HI Paula, Thank you 🙂 I enjoyed visiting at your site as well 🙂 🙂 🙂
Hi Michelle, Thanks. I enjoyed visiting at your site as well. I couldn’t figure out how to leave a comment, but I especially enjoyed your story of witnessing to the elderly gentleman at his surgery. What a blessing for both of you! 🙂
What a beautiful post … so full of truth, encouragement and wisdom. It is so true … we need to and CAN find rest in Him even when our circumstances cry out for anxiety. I’m trying to learn to put that rest into practice every day. Even when I get in a car crash. ;0)