Psalm 81, 88, 92, 93

Good Morning.  I can’t sleep.  I am anxious (I know the scripture that I need for that but my heart hurts and I needed more). So I opened my Bible and I read this:

“I removed the burden from their shoulders;
    their hands were set free from the basket.
In your distress you called and I rescued you,
    I answered you out of a thundercloud;
    I tested you at the waters of Meribah.

and I sit in tears. Maybe someone else needed that today.

The reading is short today and I read it to see what God would say to me directly/personally,  what it meant in the historical context of the time, but also how it could have been written today.

Psalm 81-I crossed out Israel and wrote America.

11 “But my people would not listen to me;
    Israel (America) would not submit to me.
12 So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts
    to follow their own devices.

Scripture is TIMELESS!

Psalm 88-I know many of us reading this have been through some HARD times.  This is a unique Psalm that it does not end in hope, but in darkness.  It is OK, that when you are in your deepest pit you can take it to verse

1:Lord, you are the God who saves me;
    day and night I cry out to you.
May my prayer come before you;
    turn your ear to my cry.

If you are going to pour out your misery, He is there.

Psalm 92- My prayer life has been like the Psalms at times…coming to Him in desperation.  However, Psalm 92 is a Psalm of just thankfulness.   It is very beautiful to read once through and then read it again 1:1 to the Lord.

Psalm 93– Have you ever been at the beach and knocked down by a wave, that feeling of it overpowering you.  That is the smallest of God’s mighty strength.  Submit an emotion today to God that you need HIs mighty hand on to conquer it.  He can.

I need prayers today.  I have a daughter in Chatanooga and I am visiting her today.  She’s wonderful but needs her mom.  If you can fold us into your prayers,  I would appreciate it. ❤️

14 thoughts on “Psalm 81, 88, 92, 93

  1. I’m awake too. And I’m praying. I have a daughter who just graduated from college last May, and one who is going to UT Chatt this Fall, so my mom heart is near to yours. I love that we can share and receive what we need…

    “And the peace of God, which surpasses every thought, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”
    ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭

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    1. I am about to get in the car and head to UTC right now. Prayers. You think when they are older, you would worry less about them, but they need us more when they’re ‘unsettled’ on their heart. The Psalms have been great for me this year because my heart is softer than it was in the past. I can’t even finish some of them that are mad at their enemy. 😢


  2. Patricia, my name is Patsy Gooden. I live in Cleveland TN, just 30 miles north of Chattanooga. I would enjoy meeting you on one of your trips to Chattanooga.

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  3. I just stopped to read the comments that you were all praying and the song “That’s what friends are for was playing in the background”. not kidding. ❤️❤️❤️❤️. Thank you.

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  4. Praying this morning for you and your daughter and your journey to Chattanooga and home. My Mom Heart is hurting for my daughter and young grandson who are grieving from the loss of their fur baby/cat this weekend. She accidentally got out of the house and was hit by a car in their neighborhood. My daughter got there just as she was breathing her last breaths. Very devastating and more so because they live in Florida and I’m in Tennessee. I just want to hug them. Any prayers you can lift up for our family during this grieving process will certainly be appreciated. Thank you.

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  5. Lifting you up to the Lord Patrica. Praying for a safe trip and special time with your daughter. They never stop being our babies. My son just turned 41. I still feel that way. God be with you and bless you.

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  6. Praying for you & sweet Elliot. I woke up early this morning with a lot on my mind, too. Sometimes life gets too busy which I know is the devils work to keep us distracted on things of this world. I needed His word-especially this year- and I’m so thankful to have this group for accountability & encouragement. We all love you Trish & I pray God gives you (and E) His perfect peace today❤️

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  7. I cannot thank you enough! We all have “stuff”, and I will tell you last year we had some scary moments in the Szymanski house. Things happen in the world. It’s part of life. BUT this was different. This was a “trial”. I felt it from day 1. Something was different: my prayers were very different. I still had worry, but it was a worry that sat on a brick of Peace under it. My prayer was “fairness”. That’s a hard thing to pray because what we think is fair, may not be what the Lord thinks is fair. But I trusted it. This morning I was reading I felt like I should ask for prayer. I already had a cord of 3 praying, but I was prompted to share. Sometimes people say “I will pray for you”, sometimes they do sometimes they don’t. But have you ever felt that feeling that people were in prayer and supplication for you. How selfless! What an act of Love. I won’t bore you with the details but everything turned out perfect. Was it the prayers? The Faith? The Obedience? I don’t know. But when it was over my daughter said “all of that for nothing”. No!!!! All of that was a testing of our Faith! How loved am I that the Lord tested me!! A friend of mine this week told me to read James (😂 because of my mouth 😂) But I saw this:

    James 1:2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

    All that to say I feel Loved by the Lord that He felt confident in me to test me, and loved by strangers that Love me enough to pray for me. ❤️

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