Welcome back to the Word Wednesday Challenge. This week, we take a look at Book 1 of Psalms, which encompasses chapters 1-41. (Next week, we’ll look at chapters 42-72, so get ready!) This week was easy for me, because there is one verse from Psalms that is written right across my heart:
Psalm 34:7 (NIV)–The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them.
One of the few times I ever heard God give me a verse by address, it was this one. Shortly before my husband deployed to Iraq in 2006, I was praying to find a verse. He wanted one to wear on his dogtags while he was gone, but I couldn’t think of one. And then, one day when I was praying about it, “Psalm 34:7” popped into my head. When I looked it up, this is what I found. To this day, it is close to my heart. It’s not just a verse for my husband to wear close to his heart, but a reminder that God had already delivered me, and a promise that He would provide protection. And He did. We were safely reunited a year later.
No, I don’t have a greater universal meaning for y’all this week, but God is so amazing to me because He is so incredibly vast and so intensely personal. Hard to grasp sometimes, but I’m so glad He is.
Care to share what speaks to you in the first 41 chapters of Psalms? Can’t wait to hear it! Share it below or blog it yourself and leave a link here. Have a wonderful week! And don’t forget to check out chapters 42-72.