• Debbie Howell

Psalm 139 – Jasmine’s Journey of Healing

Updated: Feb 27, 2019

If I had to choose just one thing to share with the world during my lifetime it would be the beauty and power of praying God’s Word. For me it’s just as important as praying in Jesus’ name because it invites heaven into our prayers.

The more Scripture we plant in our hearts the more of God’s will the Holy Spirit can draw from as He teaches us to pray. There is no better way to pray than being led to speak Scripture by the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Yesterday I was tempted to worry about Jasmine’s future. I doubt that in the history of mankind there has there ever been a child who grew up to make every decision his parents agreed with. Our struggle with their freedom to decide things for themselves gives us plenty to worry about.

As I was faced with thoughts of her future, before worry could even attempt to steal my peace, the Holy Spirit brought up the following verses from Psalm 139. Because I was hearing the voice of the Holy Spirit behind God’s Word they rose up in me with great peace and a rising faith because it reminded me that God’s got her no matter what choices she makes. Wherever she goes He can find her. Take a few minutes to prayerfully read these verses.

Psalm 139 (NIV)

7 Where can (Jasmine) go from your Spirit?     Where can (she) flee from your presence? 8 If (she) go up to the heavens, you are there;     if (she) make (her) bed in the depths, you are there. 9 If (she) rises on the wings of the dawn,     if (she) settles on the far side of the sea, 10 even there your hand will guide (her),     your right hand will hold (her) fast.

After reading it in the NIV I decided to read it in TPT and I absolutely loved verse 11.

The Passion Translation

11 It’s impossible (for Jasmine) to disappear from you or to ask the darkness to hide (her), for your presence is everywhere, bringing light into (her) night.

I want to encourage you to take time right now, even if you only have five free minutes, to read/pray/write your name or someone else’s name in the verses of Psalm 139. As I heard Joyce Meyer preach once, “If you know how to worry, you know how to meditate”. It’s time replace worry with meditating on God’s promises for us.

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