Daily Light #68 ~ My Only Hope

Psalm 119:49-50, 57-60, 63-64 New Living Translation

Remember your promise to me;

it is my only hope.

Your promise revives me;

it comforts me in all my troubles.

LORD, you are mine!

I promise to obey your words!

With all my heart I want your blessings.

Be merciful as you promised.

I pondered the direction of my life,

and I turned to follow your laws.

I will hurry, without delay,

to obey your commands.

I am a friend to anyone who fears you—

anyone who obeys your commandments.

O LORD, your unfailing love fills the earth;

teach me your decrees.

Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved. Bible Hub

Daily Light #60 ~ God Bends Down to Listen

Psalm 116:1-19

I love the LORD because he hears my voice

and my prayer for mercy.

Because he bends down to listen,

I will pray as long as I have breath!

Death wrapped its ropes around me;

the terrors of the gravea overtook me.

I saw only trouble and sorrow.

Then I called on the name of the LORD:

“Please, LORD, save me!”

How kind the LORD is! How good he is!

So merciful, this God of ours!

The LORD protects those of childlike faith;

I was facing death, and he saved me.

Let my soul be at rest again,

for the LORD has been good to me.

He has saved me from death,

my eyes from tears,

my feet from stumbling.

And so I walk in the LORD’s presence

as I live here on earth!

I believed in you, so I said,

“I am deeply troubled, LORD.”

In my anxiety I cried out to you,

“These people are all liars!”

What can I offer the LORD

for all he has done for me?

I will lift up the cup of salvation

and praise the LORD’s name for saving me.

I will keep my promises to the LORD

in the presence of all his people.

The LORD cares deeply

when his loved ones die.

O LORD, I am your servant;

yes, I am your servant, born into your household;

you have freed me from my chains.

I will offer you a sacrifice of thanksgiving

and call on the name of the LORD.

I will fulfill my vows to the LORD

in the presence of all his people—

in the house of the LORD

in the heart of Jerusalem.

Praise the LORD!

Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.  Bible Hub

Daily Light #37 ~ Psalm 100

Shout for Joy to the Lord, All You Lands!

{A Psalm of praise.}

Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.

Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

Psalm 100, King James Bible

Delight ~ A to Z Challenge


Do I delight in the Lord?  Yes!  He is my treasure


Even my precious silver.  Blessed am I, to relish the Almighty and look to God’s unfailing


Love which comforts, surrounds me with tender mercies so I may live.  His


Instructions are my joy, and profound relief when I long for His rescue.


Greatly do I rejoice in His commands, they direct my path.  I commit everything I do, to


Him because He helps me.  He will give me the desires of my heart because


Trusting Him implicitly, I have made the Lord my primary delight.

©Rhen Laird/Cobbled Contemplations, 2020 ~ All rights reserved.

Scripture Verses (New Living Translation and New International Version):

Psalm 37:4-5; Psalm 119:76-77; Psalm 119:174; Psalm 119:35; Psalm 112:1; Job 22:25-26



Alabaster ~ A to Z Challenge

Exquisite alabaster jar

Holds expensive perfume

A woman, disdained for

Immoral reputation, seeks

Jesus as he dines

Wordless, she anoints

His feet with costly fragrance

And her tearful kisses… In

Sweet-spiced aroma swirl

Her reverence, love, gratitude

Mingled with the Lord’s

Gracious mercy…

His public declaration

That her sins are forgiven

Put guest’s censorious

Judgment to shame

©Rhen Laird/Cobbled Contemplations, 2020 ~ All rights reserved.

Luke 7:37, “When a certain immoral woman from that city heard he was eating there, she brought a beautiful alabaster jar filled with expensive perfume.” New Living Translation