I have really let this blog lag during the past months; I haven’t written much at all, even in personal journals and other social media. But I just had a birthday yesterday, so I feel this is a good time to start again.
And also, I got married two months ago.
And moved to a new town.
And got a new job.
And joined a new church.
So, “starting again” isn’t just referring to this blog, and it seems like a perfect time in my life to adjust/stop/add habits. 🙂 Or at least try to, because we all know how fickle human resolve is…
Which is why I feel the following list is appropriate for a restart. It’s simply a compilation of verses from the book of Psalms with the phrase, “I know” in them. While my life is changing, God and His Word never do (Hebrews 1:8, Psalm 119:89, 151-152). His truth is true, His character is set, His promises are certain, and what the psalmists knew I can still be sure of today!
- Psalm 20:6 “I know that the LORD saves His anointed*; He will answer him from His holy heaven with the saving might of His right hand.”
- Psalm 41:11-12 “By this I know that You delight in me: my enemy will not shout in triumph over me. But You have upheld me because of my integrity, and set me in Your presence forever.”
- Psalm 51:3 “For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.”
- Psalm 56:9-10 “This I know, that God is for me. In God, whose word I praise, in the LORD, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me?”
- Psalm 119:75 “I know, O LORD, that Your rules are righteous, and that in faithfulness You have afflicted me.”
- Psalm 135:5-6 “I know that the LORD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods. Whatever the LORD pleases, He does, in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all the deeps.”
- Psalm 139:13-14 “For You formed my inwards parts; You knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are Your works; my soul knows it very well.”
- Psalm 140:12 “I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and will execute justice for the needy.”
*This and the following promises are for God’s “anointed.” In 1 John 2:20-29 explains that the anointed are those who have been given the Holy Spirit–those who acknowledge that Jesus is God’s Son, sent to be punished for our sins on the cross and Who rose again to conquer the power of sin and death (see 1 John 4:14). When we have accepted Who Jesus Christ is and what He has done, He enables us to know and obey His commands and enjoy a sweet relationship with Him and His people (see 1 John 1:3-4, 4:7-21). And with that relationship comes a growing certainty that allows us to say with confidence, “I know my God, and He never fails!” (1 John 5:20)