"He raises the poor out of the dust,
and lifts the needy out the ash heap,
That He may seat him with princes...
With the princes of His people.
He grants the barren woman a home,
Like a joyful mother of children.
Praise the Lord!"
As the beauty of the moment began to wane, we knew we'd have to turn around and head back home.
But I didn't want to leave this glorious moment behind.
"For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
The Lord will give grace and glory;
No good thing will He withhold
From those who walk uprightly.
O Lord of hosts,
Blessed is the man who trusts in You!"
"Praise the Lord!
Praise, O servants of the Lord,
Praise the name of the Lord!"
Thank you, Lord, for the ways You choose to give us hope and encouragement at just the right times.
Your Word says:
"Delight yourself also in the Lord,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart."
Only You know the desires of our heart. We do delight in You, O Lord. We trust in You, commit our ways to You, and wait patiently on You. We give You praise for the ways You will answer our prayers.