The Perfect Birthday Psalm

What a beautiful week we’ve had… We are stoked about our new building and I am literally over the moon about what this means for our community. God is so faithful!

You know, the word of God-the Bible-is a road map, a gift of instruction, a present of passion, a perfect invitation to love. There are days when I read a chapter, a psalm, or a verse and I just know, even if I can’t feel anything, that its good for me. And then there are days when I read it and the word comes alive, touches my heart, makes sense to my mind, and in an instant, I am changed, or overcome with emotion.

That happened today. A lovely birthday gift from heaven. Couldn’t help but share in the hopes that heaven would strengthen you on your journey and if you have some, comfort you in your pain.

Psalm 147 NLT

1Praise the LORD!

How good to sing praises to our God!
How delightful and how fitting!
2 The LORD is rebuilding Jerusalem
and bringing the exiles back to Israel.
3 He heals the brokenhearted
and bandages their wounds.
4 He counts the stars
and calls them all by name.
5 How great is our Lord! His power is absolute!
His understanding is beyond comprehension!
6 The LORD supports the humble,
but he brings the wicked down into the dust.

7 Sing out your thanks to the LORD;
sing praises to our God with a harp.
8 He covers the heavens with clouds,
provides rain for the earth,
and makes the grass grow in mountain pastures.
9 He gives food to the wild animals
and feeds the young ravens when they cry.
10 He takes no pleasure in the strength of a horse
or in human might.
11 No, the LORD’s delight is in those who fear him,
those who put their hope in his unfailing love.

12 Glorify the LORD, O Jerusalem!
Praise your God, O Zion!
13 For he has strengthened the bars of your gates
and blessed your children within your walls.
14 He sends peace across your nation
and satisfies your hunger with the finest wheat.
15 He sends his orders to the world—
how swiftly his word flies!
16 He sends the snow like white wool;
he scatters frost upon the ground like ashes.
17 He hurls the hail like stones.[a]
Who can stand against his freezing cold?
18 Then, at his command, it all melts.
He sends his winds, and the ice thaws.
19 He has revealed his words to Jacob,
his decrees and regulations to Israel.
20 He has not done this for any other nation;
they do not know his regulations.

Praise the LORD!

For more encouragement, promise and hope about your life and your community, try reading: Isaiah 62 (NLT), Isaiah 58 (Message), Psalm 144 (NLT), and 2 Corinthians 5:17.


Hey there fellow truth-teller, welcome to our community. I'm so glad you're here. I love to help people take their mask off and tell the truth, and I believe the world needs what you have to give. I write books and blogs, live in Harlem, New York, with my hubby, and two rambunctious boys.

One comment

  • Love love love this! Our staff just spent about 30 minutes meditating on this scripture and letting it speak to our hearts yesterday. So much good stuff in here. I especially love the fact that God doesn’t delight in the strength of man. How often do I delight in my own strength, trying to do it all in my own might when all I have to do is put my hope in Him to accomplish what He wills for me?

    So glad it was a gift to you on your special day! Thanks for sharing. Love u!

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