May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us — yes, establish the work of our hands.
Ask God to bless the work of your hands so that you may be fruitful and productive. Ask him to help you enjoy your work so you can see him glorified in all aspects of your job. And when your work is demanding, pray for strength and a good attitude.
You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy.
For whatever reason, be it sin, mourning, sickness, or something else, if you are in a season of darkness turn to God. He is the restorer of light and by his grace he will turn your sorrow into joy, your brokenness into beauty. Trust God to restore you to the person he created you to be.
Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.
Life is not always sunshine and flowers. There are days when bad things happen, days when sadness creeps in, or when we just feel lonely. In these times we need to lift our head toward God and give praise to our Savior. Thank him for all the good in your life. Put your hope in him and rely on him to get you through even the darkest of days.
Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, for in you I take refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed.
There are times when God delivers us from the storms in our lives. There are also times when he wants us to go through the storm so when it’s over we come out of it stronger than before. God will get us through it and he is always protecting us with his love and mercy.
I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.
No matter what is going on in your life keep praising the Lord! Praise invites God’s presence into your situation and gets your focus off of you and onto God. The more you praise God the better you’ll feel about the things that are getting you down because praise defeats the enemy.