That Which Concerns Me

“Though I walk in the midst of
trouble, You will revive me.
You will stretch out Your hand . . .
and Your right hand will save me.
The LORD will perfect that which

concerns me . . .”  Psalm 138:7-8

I have this habit of reading of someone else’s problems and then adopting them as my own.

Lord, thank You for knowing all of my issues and exactly how to address them.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

I Will See To It

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I will perfect
that which concerns you

I will see to
all that you do

though at times
it may be painful

I will never fail
nor abandon you.

 

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38 Comments

  1. Oh Wow, Sis–this is so beautiful and faith-filled, straight from your heart and His, to ours. Thank you, and God fill your Thursday with His favor, overflowing. sis Jael-caddo

  2. As you can imagine Deb, as a pastor I hear all sorts of things. Many problems. I have had to fight to not adopt problems as my own sometimes. i also have to make sure I don’t take on tomorrow’s problems of my own making.

  3. Reblogged this on My Delight and My Counsellors.

  4. “I will see to all that you do” what would we do without this promise from the Lord? Thank you for the encouragement that, no matter, what the issue we face in life….. He knows all about it and will supply the Christian’s every need!

  5. “I have this habit of reading of someone else’s problems and then adopting them as my own.”

    Sometimes they told me some horrific stuff, Debbie. At the days end I used to wash my hands, look in the mirror and say, “I wash my hands of all of this today.” Drying them, I gave it all back to God and His glory. Peace came/comes. Love the Psalm, your testimony and poem.

  6. “…I have this habit of reading of someone else’s problems and then adopting them as my own…”

    For years, I did the same thing and became everyone’s burden carrier. Then, the Lord showed me Jethro’s advice to Moses:

    “…The thing you do is not good. Both you and these people who are with you will surely wear themselves out. For this thing is too much for you…Stand before God for the people, so that you may bring the difficulties to God.” (Exodus 18:17-19)

    I rest more now.

    You’re a sharp shooting Annie Oakley today with your bullseye post. And you probably did it with your back turned, looking into your cosmetic case mirror while Aub held the target. Just tell Aub not to squirm or no minnie chocolate donuts. It’ll be fried rutabagas on rye instead, okay?

  7. Deb, what a relief for my heart today . . . as I am a burden barrier of other’s heavy load at times . . ., taking them upon myself instead of handing them to the Lord. I am happy to be a, helper, pray warrior, and an encourager . . . but not a baggage carrier! Amen

  8. More wonderful hope Debbie…about God’s infinite and individual care. *Thank you*.

  9. exactly sister ~this is gaining the mind of Christ ! Absolutely wonderful post!

  10. Just perfect:)

  11. I loved this one! … I can relate! Thanks for reminding us that He is the One who carries it all …

  12. Really good deb – i love that what concerns me concerns Him!

  13. You mean to say it’s not just me??? 🙂 What unnecessary troubles I have picked up over the years. Now that I KNOW my super-hero cape is ripped beyond repair, I can give myself permission to let go of some of those…

  14. YOU are so beautiful and faith-filled, straight from His heart to each of us! 🙂 Love you and thank you and God bless you beyond what I can think or imagine! 🙂

  15. You help me each time I read your blog or a comment here .. to remember to pray for you and all our pastors. Thank you for listening, caring and counseling the way you do! God bless you!

  16. Thank you for reblogging and God bless you and yours!

  17. I get wobbly sometimes, when I forget that He is indeed seeing to everything. 🙂 God bless you , Pastor Rob, as He supplies you today!

  18. Thank you so much, Roger, for sharing of your own experiences! What a perfect way to handle it! God bless you and all you give back to Him today!

  19. Hi Deb! Sorry I’ve been a stranger : ) I love this post – someone gave me this Scripture earlier in the year and it was such a blessing to me. The word perfect here means to bring to an end so I pray that as He enables you to entrust your concerns to Him that you would see Him perfecting them, bringing them to an end and resolution. Love and blessings xx

  20. That is a wonderful verse to put with this, Mr. Larry! Thank you! Laughing at the Annie Oakley reference. No mini donuts for Aub? I dare not even joke about that with her .. .those are fighting words! haha!
    God bless you and give you rest to do all He has planned for you!

  21. What a beautiful way to put it, dear Deborah! “Happy to be a helper, pray warrior and encourager . .but not a baggage carrier! ” I’m keeping that one handy! Thank you and God bless you and your heart that cares!

  22. Perfect, Brook .. .thank you for highlighting His infinite and individual care! God bless you on your new adventure!

  23. You are so dear! Thank you and God bless you, Debbie, as you trust He’s got you covered today!

  24. Thanks , Tom, and God bless you bunches!

  25. So glad you could relate . ..kind of . 🙂 Thank you and God bless you as He takes all that isn’t yours to carry!

  26. I like how you said that, Mr. Ben. It makes me feel so secure in Him. Thank you and God bless you and yours .. .and all that concerns you!

  27. You have me giggling over our super-hero capes being ripped! 🙂 Phew .. .now we can take them to the real Super Hero! Thank you Melody and God bless you! You always shine a light for us!

  28. Sweet Aimee!! I was just thinking about you! 🙂 Thank you so much for your prayer for me . .that was really special and I am believing Him for it right now. God bless you and yours with His perfect peace!

  29. I know I must sound like a broken record in my comments here. The words in your poem are full of encouragement. There are some things that concern us constantly. Then there are other concerns that preoccupy our minds during specific moments and seasons.

    I have had a specific concern for about a year and a half now. It is the type of concern associated with fear, because a precious loved one who I absolutely adore. This loved one is struggling with temptations, and as a result now has doubts about whether or not all scripture is indeed God-breathed and profitable. As a result, I find myself shrinking back from those same passages a little, because I fear for that loved one’s spiritual welfare and also want to provide support and comfort in order to offset much scorn that has been inflicted on that loved one. . Still the Lord keeps drawing me to Himself in practically every spare moment anyways. I guess that speaks loudly about how abundant the Lord’s tender mercies truly are. I sensed His breath in every line of your beautiful poem.

    Here is a verse that comforted me many years ago. I hope it blesses you. It blessed me.

    “He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.” Isaiah 40:2

    Love,
    Theresa

  30. Amen dearest Debbie,what wonderful promises we have to hold onto.
    Love you 😀

  31. I often wonder how people live without the Lord. How futile life is unless He is in it! – and not just ‘in’ it but in control!

    “As for God, His way is perfect . . . and He makes my way perfect” Psalm 18:30,32

  32. Praying with you, wonderful woman of the word .. and loving what you shared. How even though we might draw back or take on burdens, He still carries us and leads us close to Him. Thank you so so much! You are no broken record! Love you and God bless you!

  33. Hanging on to them with you, precious Pat! Love you too and God bless you! Good to see you!

  34. Loved that Psalm 18 verse, mentor Angela! Thank you for bringing that and your praise to Jesus here! God bless you!

  35. Thank you for this wonderful reminder of His intervention during times of trials and heartache. it is something that I easily forget when “the heat is on”. Lord bless you.

  36. I forget too, Pastor Rob! Thank you for blessing us and God bless you!

  37. I love this verse Deb. It has been one of the most hopeful promises given to me throughout these last difficult years.

  38. I’m so blessed that He gives us promises like this, for us to hang onto throughout it all. God bless you and thank you, Pastor J!


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