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Psalm 39

How can we human creatures,
so very small and brief,
find deep and lasting meaning?
This hymn points us
to the truths found in Psalm 39 and
to the eternal God who lavishly gives us
all He is.

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My life on earth is but a breath,
So quickly passing,
A mist, a sigh from birth to death,
So quickly passing.
All this is passing.

O God, how small and brief I am!
My strength is nothing,
My plans, a dream, my pride, a sham –
All these are nothing,
All finally nothing.

In You alone I hope and wait,
O God my Father!
I love, I trust, I celebrate
You, holy Father!
Great, gracious Father!

I share in You and all You are,
God everlasting,
Beyond, above, so high, so far –
Life everlasting!
You everlasting!

by Ken Bible, © 2018 LNWhymns.com.

Focus on God

Lord, you have been our dwelling place
throughout all generations.
Before the mountains were born
or you brought forth the earth and the world,
from everlasting to everlasting you are God. 

You turn men back to dust…
You sweep men away in the sleep of death;
they are like the new grass of the morning—
though in the morning it springs up new,
by evening it is dry and withered. 

The length of our days is seventy years—
or eighty, if we have the strength;
yet their span is but trouble and sorrow,
for they quickly pass, and we fly away. 

Teach us to number our days aright,
that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
(Psalm 90:1-3, 5-6, 10, 12, NIV)

Do you want to spend your life wisely? Do you want to stay humble and not become the victim of foolish pride? Do you want to remember your true glory as a God-made individual? In short, do you want to maintain a true perspective in the constant push and pull and deception of daily life?

Keep your eyes on God. Practice simple prayer throughout the day. Turn to Him and trust Him in every need. Thank Him immediately for every blessing and every little joy. Nurture your relationship with Him.

For with You is the fountain of life.
When we see You,
we see everything else more clearly.
(Psalm 36:9, paraphrase)

Our past, our present, our future are all in Him. The only way to keep life in focus is to keep God in focus.

Listen and sing:
Hymn: Always in You
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