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By: JL Carelock | April 24, 2018

Psalm 138:8

"The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands."

I absolutely LOVE this Psalm. The psalmist begins this scripture by encouraging himself. I guess you could say he engages in a bit of "pep talk".  The wisdom, knowledge and understanding that derives from this portion of the scriptures makes a sound declaration for the psalmist of the following facts:


  • there is only one true and living God
  • confidence in who his God is
  • knowing that he serves the God who reigns


  • certain that God is going to do something
  • assured that God wants to move in his life


  • expect God to make him whole
  • confident that God will make him complete, lacking nothing


  • everything that concerns him
  • (the psalmist knew his THAT, do you know yours)

After encouraging himself in the Lord, the psalmist begins to worship God. Then, while in God’s presence, he proceeds to petition God. The psalmist asks God to “…forsake not the work of thine own hands.”

I realize that I am nothing, can do nothing, and know nothing except the Lord reveal it unto me. When I become overwhelmed or burdened by the call, I ask God to do His work in me. I am God’s handiwork and I rely on Him to perfect everything concerning me.

Have you accepted the call that God has for your life? Are you struggling in the ministry that God has given you to do? Enter into His presence and make your requests known unto Him. He will remind you that He plans to perfect His gift in you.

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