Psalms Chapter 117-118 Devotional

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Looking at Psalms 117 and 118, I find several key themes.  Again, loaded with value, here I will extract and discuss a few key verses.  Not new ideas presented, but powerful Bible themes...
Psalms 117
117 O praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people.
For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Praise ye the Lord.
God is worthy of our praise all the time!  His mercy and kindness is GREAT and this truths will endure, and are dependable no matter how crazy the world seems...

Deuteronomy 11:19
19 And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
Psalms 118
118 O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.
I called upon the Lord in distress: the Lord answered me, and set me in a large place.

In times of stress or distress, like a good Father, He is there happy to be called upon by His devoted children, and when he answers us, He is well pleased when we use our experiences in Christian journey to encourage and teach others. 

It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.
It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes.

Let us always be wise to remember that men, people, humans will let us down.  No one knows us more than the Father and no one loves us more than the Father, because He is GOD and we are His children, if adopted through Christ.  He is capable of more and better than humans.  He is God.  Remember to keep God first and to put our greatest confidences in Him rather than people.

How inclined are we to turn our focus and confidence from God, (where it should be) and onto people, who will let us down?  What contributes to this misplacement?  What can we do to help keep our focus and confidence where it belongs?  Do you have a wonderful story about when God was there for you and turned your test into a testimony, about His awesomeness, His love and faithfulness?

Dear God thank you for being You.  Thank you for providing Jesus my savior.  Thank you for Your love and faithfulness.  I want to serve You.  Holy Spirit have your way in my heart!  Lord, Your will be done in all the world, as in Heaven.  In Jesus's name I pray, amen.

This post is part of a series, that I do with some precious Christian sisters.  You can find more of this series here:  StaceyLynn Wells @  Words From the Wheel and Angela G. @ No Longer Lukewarm.