Based in St. Cloud, Minnesota, Growing in Grace is a blog by Pastor Matthew Molesky. His posts explore the Bible, theology, ecclesiology, culture, books, family, and life.

Restore and Revive Us, O LORD!

As I mentioned a few days ago, I am reading through the Psalms in addition to the Calvary read-through-the-Bible-in-a-year program. My goal is to study, meditate, soak in, and PRAY a particular Psalm for as long as I feel the Spirit calling me to. The last few days it has been Psalm 85.

I invite you to prayerfully and slowly read this Psalm from the Sons of Korah.

  LORD, you were favorable to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob.  You forgave the iniquity of your people; you covered all their sin. Selah You withdrew all your wrath; you turned from your hot anger. 

  Restore us again, O God of our salvation, and put away your indignation toward us!  Will you be angry with us forever? Will you prolong your anger to all generations?  Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?  Show us your steadfast love, O LORD, and grant us your salvation. 

  Let me hear what God the LORD will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, to his saints; but let them not turn back to folly.  Surely his salvation is near to those who fear him, that glory may dwell in our land. 

  Steadfast love and faithfulness meet; righteousness and peace kiss each other.  Faithfulness springs up from the ground, and righteousness looks down from the sky.  Yes, the LORD will give what is good, and our land will yield its increase.  Righteousness will go before him and make his footsteps a way.

For, Nothing will be Impossible with God

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