I heard, “I AM strengthening you!” and I fell asleep and woke up and glanced at the clock.
It said 1:17. The Holy Spirit whispered to research Psalm 117. So I did and found out that Psalm 117 is the SHORTEST Psalm and also the SHORTEST chapter in the entire Bible.
It is also the MIDDLE chapter of the Bible. “Lord, what are you saying?”
And then I got the word of The LORD, “Surely the Arm of The LORD is not too SHORT to save, nor His ear too dull to hear.”
Yes, Child of God, this is His message to you. Short and sweet. He is in the MIDDLE of that circumstance!
He is in your midst! He has heard your prayers and His Mighty Arm has come to save you from your distress!
As Psalm 117 exhorts, “Raise a Hallelu-YAH in the presence of your enemies! He is MIGHTY TO SAVE!”
“Beloved. Why so disquieted in your soul, My Child? My Arm is not so short it cannot save.
Behold, I come with Might, and My Arm rules for Me. Behold, My Reward is with Me and My Recompense goes before you.
For great is My love for you and My faithfulness endures forever. My Word shall come to pass in your life.
This is short and sweet, Dear One. Only one Word is needed. I hear your cries for help. I see your tears.
I AM well acquainted with your grief and pain. No lengthy prayers are required. No droning sermons that last for hours. No carefully crafted monologues.
For when you do not know what to pray, the Spirit Himself intercedes for you with groans too deep for words.
Whosoever calls upon the Name of The LORD is saved. Yeshua Jesus. Yahweh. It’s all in the Name, Beloved.
Every knee shall bow. O sing a new song, for the wonderful things I AM doing for you. My Right Hand and My Holy Arm have gained the victory.
The eternal God is your Dwelling Place, and underneath you are My Everlasting Arms; I drive out the enemy from before you, and say, ‘Destroy!’
No weapon formed against you shall prosper. Your own arm cannot save you, but with My Right Hand and My Arm and the Light of My Presence I have come to save you.
I have poured out My Favor upon you. Do not weep. The Lion of Judah has prevailed!
I AM in your midst, you shall not be moved; I shall help you, just at the break of Dawn.
Will you believe My Report, Beloved? Who will bring a charge against My elect?
I AM He who justifies; who is the one who condemns?
Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the Right Hand of your God, who also intercedes for you.
Know this, My Child, “The LORD saves His anointed!” I will answer you from My Holy Heaven with the Saving Strength of My Right Hand. Some boast in chariots and some in horses, but you will boast in the name of The LORD, your God!
Do not fear, for I AM with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I AM your God.
I will strengthen you, surely I will help you. Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”
“PSALM 117 is found right in the HEART of the Bible. Interestingly, the Bible has 1189 chapters, meaning the 595th chapter is the MIDDLE chapter of the Bible. Which chapter is that? Psalm 117! It is the SHORTEST Psalm and the SHORTEST chapter in the Bible. Though certainly the chapter divisions are not inspired, as the original texts did not contain them, still The LORD was providentially in control of them. God’s presence is experienced in this chapter just as in any longer chapter of scripture. Charles Spurgeon said, “The same divine Spirit which expatiates (writes at length) in the 119th psalm, here condenses His utterances into two short verses, but yet the same infinite fullness is present and perceptible.” (gentlereformation.com)
“Praise The LORD, all you nations; extol Him, all you peoples. For great is His love toward us, and the faithfulness of The LORD endures forever. Praise The LORD. (Hebrew: Hallelu YAH, Praise Yahweh)” Psalm 117:1-2.
“Surely the arm of The LORD is not too SHORT to save, nor His ear too dull to hear.” Isaiah 59:1.
“The LORD answered Moses, “Is The LORD’s arm too SHORT? Now you will see whether or not My word will come to pass.”” Numbers 11:23.
“The eternal God is our dwelling place, And underneath are the Everlasting ARMS; And He drove out the enemy from before you, And said, ‘Destroy!’” Deuteronomy 33:27.
“O sing to The LORD a new song, for He has done wonderful things, His right hand and His holy arm have gained the victory for Him.” Psalm 98:1.
“For by their own sword they did not possess the land, and their own arm did not save them, But Your right hand and Your arm and the light of Your presence, for You favored them.” Psalm 44:3.
“Behold, The LORD God will come with might, With His arm ruling for Him. Behold, His reward is with Him And His recompense before Him.” Isaiah 40:10.
“This was to fulfill the word of Isaiah the prophet which he spoke: “Lord, who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of The LORD been revealed?” (Isaiah 53:1) John 12:38.
“Now I know that The LORD saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven with the saving strength of His right hand. Some boast in chariots and some in horses, but we will boast in the name of The LORD, our God.” Psalm 20:6-7.
“Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies; who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us.” Romans 8:33-34.
“Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10.
“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know how we ought to pray, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groans too deep for words. And He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.…” Romans 8:26-27.
~ Deborah Waldron Fry