I lie in the dust; revive me by your word. I told you my plans, and you answered. Now teach me your decrees. Help me understand the meaning of your commandments, and I will meditate on your wonderful deeds. I weep with sorrow; encourage me by your word. Keep me from lying to myself; give me the privilege of knowing your instructions. I have chosen to be faithful; I have determined to live by your regulations. I cling to your laws. LORD, don’t let me be put to shame! I will pursue your commands, for you expand my understanding. Psalm 119:25-32 (NLT)
I can see that you are discouraged. I notice that you are depressed. It is that obvious? Yes, it is that obvious. It is written all over your face. Not, that I would need to see it written on your face to see and take notice of your thoughts and feelings. I know your thoughts and feelings before you think and feel them. I have no doubt about that. It is time to change your perspective. It is time for you to think new and different thoughts. How can I think new and different thoughts? That is a good question. Meditate on my word. Take my word deep into your heart and mind. Take a firm hold of my word. My word will change your perspective. How will your word change my perspective? My word will keep the truth ever before you. My word will prevent you from thinking or speaking or acting on what is untrue. My word will remind you that I love and care for you. My word will help you to know that I am with you to help you. You are not all alone. You have not been forsaken. Keep in mind that in this life you are in a battle. The battle is over your heart and mind. The devil and all His evil would like to use what is untrue to steal and kill and destroy the life I have for you to live. Don’t let him. Allow my word to guard your heart and protect your mind. Let my word revive and refresh and restore your soul. Let my word change your perspective and replace your sorrow with joy. That I will do. I will meditate on your word. I will take your word deep within my heart and mind. I will believe what is true. I will live the joy filled life that you have called me to live. That is very good. Right now, I know that you are reviving and refreshing and restoring my soul. Yes, I am. Thank you, Lord.
Lord, thank you for your word. Revive my soul with your word. Help me to better understand your word. Use your word to change my outlook so I will have joy instead of sorrow. Guard my mind with your word so I will not think or speak or act on what is untrue. Amen
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