Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Scripture Thursday Linky Party #10

Because you are my help,
   I sing in the shadow of your wings.
  

My soul clings to you;
   your right hand upholds me.
Psalm 63:7-8

Courtesy of The Graphics Fairy
Welcome to our 10th Scripture Thursday here at Little Birdie Blessings.  This is a linky party where you may link up projects that have scripture from the Bible.    

My friend Loretta doesn’t have a blog, but likes to participate.  When she emailed me earlier in the week with her latest scripture project, I knew I'd found this week’s verse.  I think her card is stunning and wanted to feature it today.  Thank you Loretta for making this week's project.  

Scripture Card by Loretta
This verse from Psalm really spoke to me as I have had numerous people in my circle of friends that are really struggling with some serious issues, either themselves or through their loved ones.  

I myself had a serious health scare this week and took an unexpected trip to the hospital in the ambulance.  I am okay, but there were certainly a few tense hours praying, waiting and wondering.  I know that nothing happens to me that isn’t in God’s control, and I know he will use this incident for good.  

Psalm 63 was written by David when he was in the wilderness running from Absalom who was trying to kill him.   Preacher Charles Spurgeon (1892) called Psalm 63, a Wilderness Hymn.  He describes the first 8 verses as David's   longing after God and his confidence in Him.  

David was praising the Lord despite his circumstances, he didn’t wait to praise until he got out of the “wilderness”, he praised in the midst of it. 
  • I see my friends singing in the shadow of God’s wings despite their fears

  • I see them clinging to Him through prayer because they know He is the only way they can get through it

  • I see them depending more on God and less on self or the world.
Are you in a “wilderness” in the middle of a calamity?  Seek God’s help to deliver you, sing praises to Him now, your soul will be soothed.  

Here are some verses from a hymn written in 1698 by Nahum Tate.  It’s interesting to me that the words to this hymn and so many others, are timeless.




Through all the changing scenes of life,
In trouble and in joy,
The praises of my God shall still
My heart and tongue employ.

Of His deliverance I will boast,
Till all that are distressed
From my example courage take
And soothe their griefs to rest.

O magnify the Lord with me,
With me exalt His Name;
When in distress to Him I called,
He to my rescue came.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Your turn to link a scripture project you’ve been working on.  Please be sure the image you link has scripture from the Bible on it. 

The format may be in any form; digital, altered art, paper crafts, etc.  I reserve the right to remove any link I feel is inappropriate for this blog.  Thanks for participating.  I can't wait to see what you have to share.   ~ ABBY

10 comments:

Natalie said...

Glad you are okay! Hugs to you, Abby. Happy New Year.

marie said...

So glad that you're okay! I'm so sorry you had to go through this - but what a comfort to know that God is in control.

I love the verse you shared today. Actually I love all that you shared today! Lovely post Abby.

Someday I'm going to join in for these Scripture Thursdays. It sure is a great idea!

Melissa/Piney Rose said...

This is a wonderful post, and it strengthens and encourages me. I do hope you are feeling better. For scripture Thursday, I have submitted a beautiful notecard I received from Jan Marie at Recreations. I linked it to her blog.

Shoregirl said...

What a beautiful project from your friend Loretta! Sorry about your scare - glad you are o.k. You always have such a positive attitude about things -- your an inspiration to me!
Love and prayers, Esther

Jan Marie said...

Oh Abby! I'm so thankful that you're okay and praying that the Lord would give the doctor's and you wisdom! Hugs, my dear sister! Love your message, your vintage art and Loretta's lovely card!

LDH said...

Hello Abby,

I have so enjoyed visiting with you and perusing many of your posts. Such a lovely, God-honoring place you have here!

Thank you for sharing so many beautiful images!

Kindly, Lorraine

Jill ~*Feathers and Flight*~ said...

Hello Sheila
I am So Sorry about your Scare but so Glad your Ok. I am a "Silver Lining Kinda OF Girl too or What am I suppose to Learn from this. I too had a Recent Health Scare and the Good that Came from it is all that seemed to matter so Much Before..Doesn't. The Only Things that Matter is our Faith and Families.And The Rest will Sort Itself out.
Thank You for Your Visit and Sweet Congratulations.It has been a Amazing Week and I am so Very Grateful.
Happy Friday!
Hugs
Jill
Ps I am so Glad you Put your Name in the Hat!

Jill ~*Feathers and Flight*~ said...

Pss Sheila!'Some time I Don't Know Where My Mind Has Gone.. I have a Magnet On my Fridge that Says " My Mind not Only Wanders But sometimes Leaves me Completely!" lol!

Only if you are Interested.I am Having a Little Giveaway and if you would Like to " Put Your Name in the Hat" I would be Pleased!

Dezinaworld said...

There are some beautiful pieces, not least, yours. gorgeous. I am so glad you are ok. also wanted to say thanks for calling by my blog it means a lot to me
Have a lovely weekend
hugs June x

Angella D. Crockett said...

Hello, Abby dear!! Just stopping by to say hi and read about your emergency....so glad you are doing okay....you remain in my prayers! Love and hugs! Angie