Yesterday I shared with you a method for remembering Who God says He is and what His attributes are that you find in the Bible. Then I suggested how to apply what you see about Him in your prayer life.
I chose Psalm 46 on Monday after hearing a sermon from that text on Sunday. The list I made on Monday about God looked like this in the “Praise and Thanksgiving” section of my prayer notebook:
“I praise You for You:
- my refuge
- my strength
- my very present help in times of trouble
- Lord of Hosts (Jehovah-Sabaoth)
- with me
- power in your voice
- be exalted.”
The next time I came back to that list, I looked at it and thought about those things I had read in that Psalm about Him. Then, I began to meditate on those things. I’m still not done, but will share with you an excerpt from my meditations of application on just one of His attributes…my refuge.
“You are my refuge when I want things to not be so difficult and feel overwhelmed with life, when I am confused about what to do and am paralyzed in my thoughts because of what ifs, when I am afraid, when I am weary, and when I want to hide. You have always been a refuge whether I recognize that or not. You do not change. If you were a refuge to David, a man after Your own heart, then You are my refuge, too. You are my haven in the midst of storms. Your shelter of protection is magnificent!”
After meditating on just those things, my worries of the day were so slight in the light of Who He is.
It prompted me to remember other verses that relate to this:
Proverbs 18:10 – “The name of the LORD is a strong tower. The righteous runs to it and is safe.”
Psalm 32:7 – “You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance.”