O Lord of hosts, How happy and blessed is the man who trusts in You! Psalm 84:12 Happy is the man who trusts thee; he has learned that life lived with God has tremendous advantages. Ray Stedman, 1917-92, evangelical Christian pastor, author

Righteousness will go before Him And will make His footsteps into a way. Psalm 85:13
God directs the steps of a godly man or woman in the best way. Be encouraged that your life is not left to fate or chance. Warren Wiersbe, American pastor, writer Christian literature, b1929

(Psalm of David) Make glad the soul of Your servant, For to You, O Lord, I lift up my soul. Psalm 86:4 I no longer depend on pleasant impulses to bring me before the Lord. Jim Elliot, American missionary and martyr, journal: 1950


For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon You. Psalm 86:5 Let no sin, however dark, however repeated; hide us from our loving Saviour and drive us to despair of ourselves. Alexander Maclaren, 1826-1910, British Baptist expository preacher


Teach me your way, Lord, that I may walk in Your truth and rely on your faithfulness.. Psalm 86:11a Those who dwell continually upon their own expectations are apt to become oblivious to the requirements of their actual situation. Charles Sanders Pierce, 1831–1914