Bless The Lord – For The Times You Don’t Feel Like It

Dear Soul

Dear Soul, Bless The Lord

So your weekend may have not been the best and you woke up all in your feelings about certain people and things in and outside of  your control and you are about to succumb to these feelings ruining/running your day…This is for you:

I have learned that you cannot live a life that thrives based on fickle emotions. Our emotions must be subjected to truth. David, in Psalm 103, commands his soul to bless the Lord in spite of the situations he was facing at present – failed marriages, adultery, murder on his hands, his own son seeking to kill him, abdication of his throne, raped daughter, a nation in turmoil…Ummm…Let’s just say that he had enough drama for a few seasons of Scandal.

There are times when the current state of your life mandates that you return to your foundation – A foundation of faith and not feeling.  This is where you choose to operate and make decisions based on what you know to be true rather than what you feel at the present moment. Our emotions can be very fleeting and can be found not to be trust-worthy. It’s amazing how our feelings cloud or judgement and we must self-correct ourselves daily, every second of the day. Diverting our attention from our present situation/emotion to God and His infinite power immediately maximizes the grandeur of God and minimizes our present circumstance. We choose to place our faith in a God that is sovereign and extremely powerful.

His loves knows no end. He is not intimidated by all that may intimidate us. We choose to believe in a God who knows our end at the very beginning. We will serve a God whose limits are limitless…..Let me say that again///

GOD’S LIMITS ARE LIMITLESS

Let David Remind Us:

Psalm 103 – ESV

1.Bless the Lord, O my soul,
    and all that is within me,
    bless his holy name!
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
    and forget not all his benefits,
who forgives all your iniquity,
    who heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit,
    who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
who satisfies you with good
    so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

The Lord works righteousness
    and justice for all who are oppressed.
He made known his ways to Moses,
    his acts to the people of Israel.
The Lord is merciful and gracious,
    slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
He will not always chide,
    nor will he keep his anger forever.
10 He does not deal with us according to our sins,
    nor repay us according to our iniquities.
11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
    so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
12 as far as the east is from the west,
    so far does he remove our transgressions from us.
13 As a father shows compassion to his children,
    so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.
14 For he knows our frame;
    he remembers that we are dust.

15 As for man, his days are like grass;
    he flourishes like a flower of the field;
16 for the wind passes over it, and it is gone,
    and its place knows it no more.
17 But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him,
    and his righteousness to children’s children,
18 to those who keep his covenant
    and remember to do his commandments.
19 The Lord has established his throne in the heavens,
    and his kingdom rules over all.

20 Bless the Lord, O you his angels,
    you mighty ones who do his word,
    obeying the voice of his word!
21 Bless the Lord, all his hosts,
    his ministers, who do his will!
22 Bless the Lord, all his works,
    in all places of his dominion.
Bless the Lord, O my soul!

So you can’t remember nor recite Psalm 103, Here is the tweet of the day:

REPEAT AFTER ME:

‘God is my Lord and He will have the best of me.

So soul, it is time for you to get out of your funk and

Bless The Lord.

Some Goodies for You:

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Truly Kim

 

  • Alli Smith

    That’s one of my favorite passages of scripture. Especially the part about my youth being renewed like the eagles! 🙂 Thank God that his mercies are new every morning! God is faithful! Love this post!

    • Kimberly Bolden

      Thanks so much for your kind words. There is so much richness in God’s word.

  • Karen L. Davis

    OK, so why are you all up in my head?!? Thank you so very much for being who you are Kim! This was just what I needed this morning – even after the wonderful praise and message yesterday at Tri-Cities, my soul was determined to keep me in a funk! I must tell it “you are not the boss of me!” AND then make sure I don’t let it be :-). Thank you for the post and THANK GOD for his mercies every minute of every day!

    • Kimberly Bolden

      Karen,
      I know how I can be sometimes. We all suffer with it. It is such an intentional exercise to put our soul in check! You know I am praying for you!

  • Rebecca Jones

    I agree, that faith must come first. But I do think that it’s important to acknowledge our emotions, rather than condemn them, and look at where they are coming from and why. Positive self-talk is so important. And thanks for posting one of my favorite psalms! I think of it when I go outside and see these gorgeous fall Florida skies.

    • Kimberly Bolden

      Hey Rebecca,
      I totally agree that we must acknowledge our feelings and seek the why behind them but we stumble upon treacherous grounds when we choose to accept these feelings over what may be true. Thanks for you insight! Very valuable.

  • Patti Estep

    Kimberly, I often let my emotions get the best of me. This article really reminds me that I need to take control of that issue. I know that I am so blessed so logically I think, “what is your problem girl” Thanks for the reminder

    • Kimberly Bolden

      You’re welcome!

  • This is the perfect post for a Monday morning. Great motivation for the week!

    • Kimberly Bolden

      Thanks Molly!

  • Danielle K

    Great post for after the weekend.

    • Kimberly Bolden

      Thanks Danielle!

  • jtncmyoung

    Excellent, wise, godly words to start the week. Thank you for your boldness and obedience in sharing.

    • Kimberly Bolden

      No Problem!

  • Kim, many years ago I heard a message that our emotions can be the caboose that follow behind, not the engine that drives our lives. It was revolutionary to me then, but it made a profound impact to realize that my emotions aren’t the boss. (And with God’s help, they don’t have to be the driving force of my life!)
    There’s such freedom in this. Great post!

    • Kimberly Bolden

      Thanks much Robin. This is something I need to remind myself of daily.

  • Great way to start the week on a positive note!

    • Kimberly Bolden

      Thanks Erin.

  • Thank you, Kim. I needed this more than you know. Bless the Lord. xx

    • Kimberly Bolden

      Pascha,
      I love how God gives us what we need when we really need it.

  • Tara Joy

    Wow I really needed to hear this, I have never been able to control my emotions, so it definitely is something I am working on! I just read a book where she suggested writing out your feelings and then challenging with the word of God!

    • Kimberly Bolden

      Tara,

      Know that you are not in this fight alone and you will win.

  • Jessica Hughes

    Needed this today my friend! Thank you so much!! Tweeted it too 😉

    • Kimberly Bolden

      You’re so welcome, Jessica!

  • Neely

    Beautiful post

    • Kimberly Bolden

      Thanks Neely!

  • I needed to hear this. God has been reminding me this week about grace, and a situation that I thought I would never have to deal with. God has showed me to not react out of emotion but of grace. Thank you for this post, just another tap on the shoulder from HIM. 🙂

    • Kimberly Bolden

      You’re so welcome. We are need the nudges on our shoulders ever so often. Thanks so much for stopping by.

  • Asheritah Ciuciu

    Such a great reminder! I must not let emotions get the best of me. Great way to start the week!

    • Kimberly Bolden

      Thanks so much for stopping by Asheritah!

  • Beth Jenkins

    This was beautiful, thank you for sharing!

    • Kimberly Bolden

      Thanks so much Beth!

  • Thank you for the lovely reminder! To be grounded in truth and not the fiction of our emotions!

    • Kimberly Bolden

      Yes! Thanks Erica!

  • Samantha

    So good! I love your quote.

  • I remember Psalm 42 in addition to 103. In it we find the psalter talking to his soul. Why so downcast, oh my soul? Hope in God!

  • Great post!! So encouraging 🙂

  • Laura

    I like this. I have written before about not making decisions based on feelings. Sometimes our feeling are not an accurate picture of what is really going on. They can be confused by the weight of whatever we are trying to deal with at the time.