Discouragement Cure

Please let this Christian lady lift your burden
as you read the Bible text below.


Steve Van Nattan-- Editor:  Blessed Quietness Journal--

If I have a favorite Psalm, it is this one.  Lillian Hallstead had returned to the USA after many years in the Congo as a missionary.  She was staying in the AIM Home in Brooklyn, NY awaiting her apartment in Florida where she was to retire.  She went out every day to pass out tracts in the subways.  Every day she would also find me and sit me down, and she grilled me in Bible verses which she insisted I memorize.  Being ten years old, and being busy, I thought, at play, I would hide in every conceivable place I could find, but "Mamba" could always find me.  I thought I was really being abused by this old lady, but in the Glory, I intend to find sister Lillian and give her a big hug for her zeal with that ten year old.  Psalm 103 was absolutely mandatory on her list for me to memorize. I have never read it over without being lifted and blessed. Please join me, and sister Lillian Hallstead in the joy of this choice Bible gem.

Psalm 103:1 A Psalm of David. Bless the LORD, O my soul:
and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction;
who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things;
so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.

6 The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment
for all that are oppressed.

7 He made known his ways unto Moses,
his acts unto the children of Israel.

8 The LORD is merciful and gracious,
slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.

9 He will not always chide:
neither will he keep his anger for ever.

10 He hath not dealt with us after our sins;
nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.

11 For as the heaven is high above the earth,
so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.

12 As far as the east is from the west,
so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.

13 Like as a father pitieth his children,
so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.

14 For he knoweth our frame;
he remembereth that we are dust.

15 As for man, his days are as grass:
as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.

16 For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone;
and the place thereof shall know it no more.

17 But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting
upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;

18 To such as keep his covenant,
and to those that remember his commandments to do them.

19 The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens;
and his kingdom ruleth over all.

20 Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength,
that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.

21 Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts;
ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.

22 Bless the LORD, all his works in all places of his dominion:
bless the LORD, O my soul.