Friday, March 24, 2023

God has Promised: God’s Help

God has Promised: God’s Help
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow


Many are saying of me, there is no help for him in God. But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, my glory, and the lifter of my head (Psalm 3:2-3 AMP).


The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; For you, LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You (Psalm 9:9-10 NKJV).


May the name of the God of Jacob defend you; May He send you help from the sanctuary, and strengthen you out of Zion (Psalm 20:1-2 NKJV).


The LORD is my strength and shield, I trust Him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving (Psalm 28:7 NLT).


Commit everything you do to the LORD. Trust Him, and He will help you (Psalm 37:5 NLT).


But God is my helper. The Lord keeps me alive! For You have rescued me from my troubles and helped me to triumph over my enemies (Psalm 54:4, 7 NLT).


What time I am afraid, I will have confidence in and put my trust and reliance in You. By [the help of] God I will praise His word; on God I lean, rely, and confidently put my trust; I will not fear. What can man, who is flesh, do to me? (Psalm 56:3-4 AMP).


I am poor and needy; Make haste to me, O God! You are my help and my deliverer; O LORD, do not delay (Psalm 70:5 NKJV).


The LORD is righteous in everything He does; He is filled with kindness. The LORD is close to all who call on Him, yes, to all who call on Him in truth. He grants the desires of those who fear Him; He hears their cries for help and rescues them (Psalm 145:17-19 NLT).


For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee (Isaiah 41:13 KJV).


#godhaspromised #godspromises #scripturepromises #godshelp #roylessin #meetinginthemeadow

©2023 Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow. Photo by Marina Bromley. Used with permission. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Drawing Near: Believing Prayer

Drawing Near: Believing Prayer
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow

Believing prayer is a language that is spoken by the heart. Our strength in prayer is not developed by growing our eloquence, but by growing our faith.

Jesus told us, "And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like the pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.' (Matthew 6:7 NIV). The power of prayer is found in its simplicity, not its complexity or frequency.

We should never think that God will not hear or answer our prayer unless we use just the right words, phrase them correctly, and repeat them frequently. Even if the words that we speak don't come out just right, God knows exactly what our heart is wanting to say.

God doesn't need us to pray the "right words" so He can understand what our need is, and He doesn't need us to continue to repeat them so He won't forget our prayer. Jesus assures that God knows all about our need and knows how to meet it even before our prayer begins (Matthew 6:8).

God hears and answers prayer based upon our relationship to Him. God is our heavenly Father and He invites us to draw near to Him as His children.


#drawingnear #believingprayer #meetinginthemeadow #roylessin

©2023 Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow, DaySpring. Photo by Marina Bromley. Used with permission, all rights reserved.

Monday, March 20, 2023

My Monday Prayer: Live in the Atmosphere of Peace

My Monday Prayer: Live in the Atmosphere of Peace
-Roy Lessin and Marina Bromley, 
Meeting in the Meadow

Live in the Atmosphere of Peace
-Roy Lessin

Joy is like a flame of the Holy Spirit within us. Fretting is like a giant fire extinguisher that quenches the flame.
The peace of God is the atmosphere that He wants you to live in. Guard against letting the news headlines of the day carry you outside the atmosphere of God’s peace.

I will hear what God the Lord will speak, for He will speak peace to His people (Psalm 85:8 NKJV).

My Monday Prayer
-Marina Bromley

Father God, You give all good gifts to us, if we just ask You for them. You offer us Your Peace, a peace that passes all understanding. Oh, LORD, how I need this peace in my life today. Please calm the storms of life. Remove any fear, uncertainty, disillusionment and strife, and replace it with Your Peace, Your Love, Your Joy. Give me the courage I need to step away from the things I hand to You, and let You handle them and the details compounding them. I want to feel Your Peace surrounding me, sustaining me, covering me, and protecting me. I trust You, Lord. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.
#prayer #mymondayprayer #prayerofpeace #atmosphereofpeace #roylessin #meetinginthemeadow

©2023 Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow. Prayer and photo by Marina Bromley, used with permission. All rights reserved.

Friday, March 17, 2023

God has Promised: God's Care

God has Promised: God’s Care
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow

Scriptures of comfort and hope for difficult times: 

I will be glad and rejoice in Your unfailing love, for You have seen my troubles, and You care about the anguish of my soil. You have not handed me over to my enemies but have set me in a safe place (Psalm 31:7-8 NLT).


For the strength of the wicked will be shattered, but the LORD takes care of the godly (Psalm 37:17 NLT).


Give your burdens to the LORD, and He will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall (Psalm 55:22 NLT).


Answer my prayers, O LORD, for Your unfailing love is wonderful. Take care of me, for Your mercy is so plentiful (Psalm 69:16 NLT).


[God] led His own people forth like sheep and guided them [with a shepherd’s care] like a flock in the wilderness (Psalm 78:52 AMP).


Can a mother forget her nursing child? Can she feel no love for the child she has borne? But even if that were possible, I would not forget you! See, I have written your name on the palms of My hands (Isaiah 49:15-16 NLT).


Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully (1 Peter 5-7 AMP).


The LORD values those who fear Him, those who put their hope in His faithful love (Psalm 147:11 HCSB).


#scripturesforcare #Godcares #Godscare #roylessin #meetinginthemeadow

©2023 Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow, DaySpring. Photo by Marina Bromley, used with permission. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Drawing Near: Blessings

Drawing Near: Blessings
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow

May all things be well with you—may you do well, choose well, think well, love well, serve well, feel well and stay well—as you continue to trust in the only One who does all things well.

I pray that you may prosper in every way and [that your body] may keep well, even as [I know] your soul keeps well and prospers (3 John 1:2 AMP).


#godisnear #blessings #roylessin #meetinginthemeadow #dowell

©2023 Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow. Photo by Marina Bromley, used with permission. All rights reserved.