God’s Living and Active Word

I’m not sure a passage of scripture has ever spoken more directly to my heart than the following Psalm from the new Passion Translation (TPT) of the Bible. If you have a minute, I want you to find a quiet space and read these verses out loud to yourself. Even though these words, I’m sure, were written solely for me today, I’m happy to share the blessing with you. 😉

Psalm 42 

42 I long to drink of you, O God,
drinking deeply from the streams of pleasure
flowing from your presence.
My longings overwhelm me for more of you!
My soul thirsts, pants, and longs for the living God.
I want to come and see the face of God.
Day and night my tears keep falling
and my heart keeps crying for your help
while my enemies mock me over and over, saying,
“Where is this God of yours? Why doesn’t he help you?”
So I speak over my heartbroken soul,
“Take courage. Remember when you used to be
right out front leading the procession of praise
when the great crowd of worshipers
gathered to go into the presence of the Lord?
You shouted with joy as the sound of passionate celebration
filled the air and the joyous multitude of lovers
honored the festival of the Lord!”
So then, my soul, why would you be depressed?
Why would you sink into despair?
Just keep hoping and waiting on God, your Savior.
For no matter what, I will still sing with praise,
for living before his face is my saving grace!
Here I am depressed and downcast.
Yet I will still remember you as I ponder the place
where your glory streams down from the mighty mountaintops, lofty and majestic—the mountains of your awesome presence.
My deep need calls out to the deep kindness of your love.
Your waterfall of weeping sent waves of sorrow
over my soul, carrying me away,
cascading over me like a thundering cataract.
Yet all day long God’s promises of love pour over me.
Through the night I sing his songs,
for my prayer to God has become my life.
I will say to God, “You are my mountain of strength;
how could you forget me?
Why must I suffer this vile oppression of my enemies—
these heartless tormentors who are out to kill me?”
10 Their wounding words pierce my heart
over and over while they say,
“Where is this God of yours?”
11 So I say to my soul,
“Don’t be discouraged. Don’t be disturbed.
For I know my God will break through for me.”
Then I’ll have plenty of reasons to praise him all over again.
Yes, living before his face is my saving grace!

Amen, amen and amen!

9 thoughts on “God’s Living and Active Word

  1. Yes & AMEN! Beautiful! so thankful for the WORD that is active, living and true! Lord minister to my precious friend Trish! WE love You and praise You Lord – Oh Holy One! Amen, Amen & Amen!

  2. Oh, Trish, such beautiful, powerful, challenging, encouraging, nourishing words. Thank you for sharing! You continue to lead me in worship, dear friend, as you have for so many years now. Your beautiful continues on, just in a different way. You point me to God, lead me to the foot of His throne, help me see Him more clearly… Bless you, dear friend. I love you and your family so very much. Praying for you so many times every day.

  3. What a perfect song dear Trish…..the torment…. the singing…. the presence of God. I am going to write Trish in my Bible at that psalm ❤️

  4. What a perfect song dear Trish…..the torment…. the singing…. the presence of God. Powerful…..I am going to write Trish in my Bible at that psalm ❤️

  5. Thank you, Trish!
    One day I will hear your beautiful voice again, and in the meantime,
    your song continues to minister to my spirit. Once a worship leader—always a worship leader.👩‍❤️‍👩🎶✝️

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