Blessed Be His Name ~

“Blessed Be Your name
When I’m found in the desert place
Though I walk through the wilderness
Blessed Be Your name…”
~ Matt Redman ~

Psalm 34:19 ~
Many are the afflictions of the righteous; but the Lord delivers him out of them all.

Isaiah 43:1-3

But now, this is what the Lord says-
he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel;
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.
For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior….”

Isaiah 43:18-19~
Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.

So God promises to bring us through the wilderness. He does not abandon us. We can cling to these next great promises for our future…

Isaiah 35: 9,10 ~
But only the redeemed will walk there,
and the ransomed of the Lord will return.
They will enter Zion with singing;
everlasting joy will crown their heads.
Gladness and joy will overtake them,
and sorrow and sighing will flee away.

Romans 15: 4~
For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

So I hope these verses encourage you to know that in the midst of our wilderness times, our times in the desert, and times of affliction (which are inevitable here on this earth), our hope, the promise that sustains us and lets us say “blessed be the Lord” is that Jesus has gone before us on this wilderness road and He promises because of his saving grace to bring us through our wilderness to our amazing gift in the future in heaven with Him. We have a future with Him without “sorrow and sighing.”

Romans 15:13 ~
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Blessed be His Name!

 

About Ellenhttp://I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

4 thoughts on “Blessed Be His Name ~

  1. Thanks, Ellen – for those verses. I woke up at 4am to finish up with some work. Those great verses will carry me through the rest of the day. I will have to read them to Baby. 🙂

  2. Thanks so much! I love those verses and needed to be reminded of them again. A dear friend passed away last night after a very short battle with cancer. Praise God that He shortened the length of suffering by such a great measure! His sister died several years ago in the same way – swiftly after being diagnosed. She was my closest, dearest friend ever! Just want to lift his dear wife, a sweet friend also, and his 5 children and their families in prayer! Thanks again!

    • Oh Karin…I’m praying that you will feel God’s comfort as you grieve another friends passing. May God uphold this dear family…

  3. Amen, Blessed be his name. Now it’s my turn to read and have tears in my eyes. God is my strength, he shall sustain me when the waters run deep he shall lift me up. it’s amazing how God lets us hear his words. tim and I just finished reading Isaiah and I was lost in the language. thank you for your gift of sharing is word, I have been blessed by them in the past and today. Have fun on your trips. give hugs and kisses to all, and Happy Anaversary Josh and Laura.
    god Bless,
    Letty

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