Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Run to Him for He Never Changes

Psalm 34 from this week Run to Him Study is one of my favorites. 

When I saw it on the study list I was determined not to write about it. I am choosing to learn new things and each week I have three Psalm to choose from. I felt that I should choose to study and share about what I learned from one I was not as familiar with. 

Psalm 34 was one of the first Sunday School scriptures I memorized.   

What did this old favorite have to offer me as a wife and mother of three?

I am thankful that although I did not know what I needed, God new that once again this scripture would bring me a renew since of peace. The fond memories of my grandfather, the inspiration of this blog and a reminder that much may have change, but so much is still the same.

We left Chicago in October of last year and I am earnestly seeking God as we settle into our new home in Virginia. It seems like we always move just when we are becoming comfortable in our relationships and home.

While adjusting to the unfamiliar it was good to know that our circumstances may have changed, but My God is still the same.

4 I sought the LORD, and he answered me; 
he delivered me from all my fears.

 When I seek Him. He answers me.

6 This poor man called, and the LORD heard him; 
he saved him out of all his troubles.

When I call on Him. He hears me. He saves me.

 8 Taste and see that the LORD is good;
blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. 

God is good and I can take refuge in Him.

9 Fear the LORD, you his holy people, 
for those who fear him lack nothing. 

10 The lions may grow weak and hungry, 
but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.

When I fear him I will lack no good thing.

12 Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days, 13 keep your tongue from evil and your lips from telling lies. 14 Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
Here is the command: turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. We are to follow a calm, quiet and tranquil life that is free from disturbance. 

17 The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. 
18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
When I am brokenhearted and I cry out, He is with me.

 19 The righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all; 
20 he protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken.
Just because you are in a difficult time of life does not mean that God has left you. The righteous people have troubles, but God delivers them. A great example of this is Job. God delivered him out of his trouble.

22 The LORD will rescue his servants; no one who takes refuge in him will be condemned.
May you be inspired to memorize Psalm 34 and let is draw you closer to a God that loves and cares for us. He listens. He answers. He saves.