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Psalm 40 by Ruth Palmer

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There is nothing that makes a Born Again Christian feel more desperate than to go through a long period of backsliding and to feel the pain and emptiness of knowing their sin and feeling helpless. At the same time we know that we are not alone and that we all go through it at different times.

The Lord gave me this psalm this morning (text larger in comment box below) and it is my sincere and heartfelt prayer that if any of my Christian brothers or sisters are going through such a period – that the Lord will shine His light on them and pull them out of the situation. I ask that you please take the time to read these words today.

To the evil one I say, “You cannot win, so you may as well just give it up. I stand firm and shall not be moved!” Praise God and to Him be all the glory!

God Bless You All!

Ruth’s works are extremely popular in print, particularly in the design market and hospitality industry. Her paintings and digital renderings can be enjoyed in many hotels and corporate offices worldwide.

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  • Ruth Palmer
    Ruth Palmerover 6 years ago

    Psalm 40 – The Text:

    I waited patiently for the LORD;he turned to me and heard my cry.He lifted me out of the slimy pit,out of the mud and mire;he set my feet on a rockand gave me a firm place to stand.

    He put a new song in my mouth,
    a hymn of praise to our God.
    Many will see and fear
    and put their trust in the LORD.

    Blessed is the manwho makes the LORD his trust,who does not look to the proud,to those who turn aside to false gods.

    Many, O LORD my God,
    are the wonders you have done.
    The things you planned for us
    no one can recount to you;
    were I to speak and tell of them,
    they would be too many to declare.

    Sacrifice and offering you did not desire,
    but my ears you have pierced ;
    burnt offerings and sin offerings
    you did not require.

    Then I said, "Here I am, I have come—
    it is written about me in the scroll.

    I desire to do your will, O my God;
    your law is within my heart."

    I proclaim righteousness in the great assembly;
    I do not seal my lips,
    as you know, O LORD.

    I do not hide your righteousness in my heart;I speak of your faithfulness and salvation.I do not conceal your love and your truthfrom the great assembly.Do not withhold your mercy from me, O LORD;may your love and your truth always protect me.For troubles without number surround me;my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see.They are more than the hairs of my head,and my heart fails within me.Be pleased, O LORD, to save me;O LORD, come quickly to help me.May all who seek to take my lifebe put to shame and confusion;may all who desire my ruinbe turned back in disgrace.May those who say to me, “Aha! Aha!”be appalled at their own shame.But may all who seek yourejoice and be glad in you;may those who love your salvation always say,“The LORD be exalted!”Yet I am poor and needy;may the Lord think of me.You are my help and my deliverer;O my God, do not delay.
  • izzybeth
    izzybethover 6 years ago

    He is the Beginning and the End…This is so beautiful…

  • Ruth Palmer
    Ruth Palmerover 6 years ago

    Thank you Izzy. I thank Jesus for showing me these words today that spoke loudly to my heart! I hope they touch someone else who may be in need today!

  • Phil Thomson IPA
    Phil Thomson IPAover 6 years ago

    Thank you Ruthie for your witness and obedience !!!! For me a, very timely and beautiful Blessing, my friend !!!!

  • gothgirl
    gothgirlover 6 years ago

    you are a bringer of hope to many with this lovely version of the psalm

  • amarica
    amaricaover 6 years ago

    Great message Ruth. God bless xxxxxoooo

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 6 years ago

    He is the Alpha and Omega—-the beginning and the end! Excellent, Ruth!!

  • melodious
    melodiousover 6 years ago

    Ahhhh… I just sat there squinting to read every word on your art… I should have scrolled down!!!!
    I am so thankful for this today Ruth! The need to set my feet upon the rock and stand firm. Bless you!

  • RLHall
    RLHallover 6 years ago

    Beautiful verses, Ruth, you touched my heart with your proclamation…Thank you :-)

  • Anthony R. Plastino III
    Anthony R. Pla...over 6 years ago

    The LORD be exalted! Thank you for the edification Ruth!

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