Saturday, September 1, 2018

Who is our help?

Psalm 18:6-19
"In my distress I called upon the Lord,

And cried to my God for help;
He heard my voice out of His temple,

And my cry for help before Him came into His ears.

Then the earth shook and quaked;

And the foundations of the mountains were trembling

And were shaken, because He was angry.

Smoke went up out of His nostrils,

And fire from His mouth devoured;

Coals were kindled by it.

He bowed the heavens also, and came down
With thick darkness under His feet.

He rode upon a cherub and flew;

And He sped upon the wings of the wind.

He made darkness His hiding place, 
His canopy around Him,
Darkness of waters, thick clouds of the skies.

From the brightness before Him passed His thick clouds,

Hailstones and coals of fire.

The Lord also thundered in the heavens,

And the Most High uttered His voice,
Hailstones and coals of fire.

He sent out His arrows, and scattered them,

And lightning flashes in abundance, and routed them.

Then the channels of water appeared,
And the foundations of the world were laid bare

At Your rebuke, O Lord,
At the blast of the breath of Your nostrils.

He sent from on high, He took me;

He drew me out of many waters.
He delivered me from my strong enemy,

And from those who hated me, 
for they were too mighty for me.

They confronted me in the day of my calamity,

But the Lord was my stay.

He brought me forth also into a broad place;

He rescued me, because He delighted in me."

Psalm 46:1-3,8-11
"God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.

Therefore we will not fear, 
though the earth should change
And though the mountains slip 
into the heart of the sea;

Though its waters roar and foam,
Though the mountains quake at its swelling pride.
Come, behold the works of the Lord,
Who has wrought desolations in the earth.

He makes wars to cease to the end of the earth;
He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two;
He burns the chariots with fire.

“Cease striving and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”

The Lord of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our stronghold." 

Psalm 91:14-16 
“Because he has loved Me, 
therefore I will deliver him;
I will set him securely on high,
because he has known My name.

“He will call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will rescue him and honor him.

“With a long life I will satisfy him
And let him see My salvation.”

Hebrews 4:14-16
"Therefore, since we have a great high priest 
who has passed through the heavens, 
Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 

For we do not have a high priest who 
cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, 
but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, 
yet without sin. 

Therefore let us draw near
with confidence to the throne of grace, 
so that we may receive mercy 
and find grace to help in time of need."


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