Hope In The Headlines (Psalm 115)


To Your Name Give Glory

1 Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory,
  for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!
2 Why should the nations say,
  "Where is their God?"
3 Our God is in the heavens;
  he does all that he pleases.
4 Their idols are silver and gold,
  the work of human hands.
5 They have mouths, but do not speak;
  eyes, but do not see.
6 They have ears, but do not hear;
  noses, but do not smell.
7 They have hands, but do not feel;
  feet, but do not walk;
  and they do not make a sound in their throat.
8 Those who make them become like them;
  so do all who trust in them.
9 O Israel, trust in the Lord!
  He is their help and their shield.
10 O house of Aaron, trust in the Lord!
  He is their help and their shield.
11 You who fear the Lord, trust in the Lord!
  He is their help and their shield.
12 The Lord has remembered us; he will bless us;
  he will bless the house of Israel;
  he will bless the house of Aaron;
13 he will bless those who fear the Lord,
  both the small and the great.
14 May the Lord give you increase,
  you and your children!
15 May you be blessed by the Lord,
  who made heaven and earth!
16 The heavens are the Lord's heavens,
  but the earth he has given to the children of man.
17 The dead do not praise the Lord,
  nor do any who go down into silence.
18 But we will bless the Lord
  from this time forth and forevermore.
  Praise the Lord!

Psalm 115 (ESV)

The Good Book: God Is Big


1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. 3 He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Psalm 23 (ESV)