I was praying for a friend and this scripture came to mind so I sent this to her. In addition to lifting a friend up, my soul was rejoicing over these verses. God spoke to me too! I’m no different than my friend, I’m a sinner, redeemed by Jesus Christ and loved by Him. And reading through this passage makes my heart feel elevated with joy, knowing that Christ’s love can go beyond all sins or transgressions we have ever done. It’s unfathomable, really. Therefore, trust in Him for He is love and He knows what is good for us! Thank you for being so awesome, Lord! :)
1 Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me,
bless his holy name!
2 Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits,
3 who forgives all your iniquity,
who heals all your diseases,
4 who redeems your life from the pit,
who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
5 who satisfies you with good
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
6 The Lord works righteousness
and justice for all who are oppressed.
7 He made known his ways to Moses,
his acts to the people of Israel.
8 The Lord is merciful and gracious,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
9 He will not always chide,
nor will he keep his anger forever.
10 He does not deal with us according to our sins,
nor repay us according to our iniquities.
11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
12 as far as the east is from the west,
so far does he remove our transgressions from us.
13 As a father shows compassion to his children,
so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.
14 For he knows our frame;a
he remembers that we are dust.
15 As for man, his days are like grass;
he flourishes like a flower of the field;
16 for the wind passes over it, and it is gone,
and its place knows it no more.
17 But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him,
and his righteousness to children’s children,
18 to those who keep his covenant
and remember to do his commandments.
19 The Lord has established his throne in the heavens,
and his kingdom rules over all.
20 Bless the Lord, O you his angels,
you mighty ones who do his word,
obeying the voice of his word!
21 Bless the Lord, all his hosts,
his ministers, who do his will!
22 Bless the Lord, all his works,
in all places of his dominion.
Bless the Lord, O my soul!
I love this happy song! I’m seriously boiling the idea of borrowing this song for my project - just like this song, it’s a fun project I will specially dedicate to Afgansyah Reza :) Not really sure if people wanna join in but I feel like his fans in Singapore should do this project dan kirim “pesan cinta” buat Afgan ;) I hope it’s gonna work out well though!
Afgansyah Reza, one of the best male vocalists in Indonesia.. and on earth I would say :) He’s got this unique squashy voice, which captivates me (and many others - guys or girls) all the time. Not to mention the musical talent that he has and of course, a good look! Look at those dimples! Cute and adorable! :) Without further ado, enjoy this video! I love it and it goes well with Valentine’s theme <3
I hope this hopelessness isn’t real
All these frantic feelings and emotion
Broken pieces of my aching heart
Wrapped neatly in a silky pouch
Oh how I long for your touch..
I am crying inside
Every smile grows a pain
Glowing face with a dying flame
The only light I see is getting dim
Please bring to me that bright sunlight..
I am broken, I am shattered
My night is rich of moonlit tears
There’s something You keep away from me
And I want it very badly
But why can’t You see?
I am blinded I confess
I am driven by something unholy
Yet I don’t want to loosen my grip
You are still my home to return to
I need Your power to overcome this
My all being is begging You
Begging You to please release me
Free me from this pain
Free me from this chain
I will be lost without You..
Sometimes, one single moment can bring you down. You have tried, God knows you have tried hard.. to love people, to make them feel cared about, to comfort them, to be there for them. But still it’s not enough for people to remember you. Not enough for you to make the top of their mind. I often wonder why. How to make yourself be etched on someone’s brain? I sometimes think that pain gives better impression than comfort. I know when I help people or when I love people, I’m not asking for a reward. But it’s just funny how good deeds or kindness doesn’t really stay in one’s memory. People tend to forget what you’ve done for them. It hurts, yes it does. It feels like you’ve been doing good for nothing.
It’s been a struggle for me. I always feel like people don’t know how to thank me for what I’ve done for them. But I always let myself redirect my focus. It’s about Jesus, it’s not about me. Nobody does good, except God alone. And as written in 3 John 1:11, “Beloved, do not imitate evil but imitate good. Whoever does good is from God; whoever does evil has not seen God.” So I shouldn’t boast. All the good things I do, is from and for God! No matter how other people treat or remember us, God sees what we’re doing. God knows we are extending His love and we are only His tool. Basically we don’t deserve to be loved at all. Most importantly, God loves me anyway and I do matter in His eyes. And you shall not seek the praise or worship of man, all praises belong to God!