But you, O God, do see trouble and grief; you consider it to take it in hand. The victim commits himself to you; you are the helper of the fatherless. (Psalm 10:14) Just as God saw the plight of the Israelites in Egypt and heard their cries for help, he still sees and hears today. … Continue reading You are the helper of the fatherless, O God.
Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. § David strengthened himself in the Lord his God. § God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land to the land of which He swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to … Continue reading The Lord visited Sarah as He had said, and the Lord did for Sarah as He had spoken.
“You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near … Continue reading The Reward of the Wicked.
The veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. § Christ … suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God. § The way into the Holiest of All was not yet made manifest while the first tabernacle was still standing. I am the … Continue reading Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.
The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness has seized the hypocrites: “Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? Who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?” § We had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead, who delivered us from … Continue reading You were like a firebrand plucked from the burning.
Anne Peterson There you go again. You tried not to go to that negative place, but it still happened. Grumbling and complaining. You don’t know when you really started, but you have gotten pretty good at it. No one likes a complainer. You know you don’t. And yet, you slide down that slippery slope more … Continue reading What Your Complaints Actually Reveal about Your Heart
GOD is our refuge and strength, an ever~present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth gives way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea. - 📖 Ps. 46:1 ~ 2 📖 A frightening event is described in Psalm 46: a scene in which the earth gives way under your feet, … Continue reading GOD is a refuge
"He hath said." - Hebrews 13:5 If we can only grasp these words by faith, we have an all-conquering weapon in our hand. What doubt will not be slain by this two-edged sword? What fear is there which shall not fall smitten with a deadly wound before this arrow from the bow of God's covenant? … Continue reading He hath said.
Lord, all my desire is before You; and my sighing is not hidden from You. My iniquities have gone over my head; like a heavy burden they are too heavy for me. § O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? The whole creation groans and labors with … Continue reading We who are in this tent groan, being burdened.
Galatians 2:20 NIV We live in a time of commitment-phobia. We want to get as much as we can while giving back as little as possible. We want to be there for others in good times but not bad ones. And our lack of commitment is reflected in the statistics. The marriage rate is down … Continue reading Radical commitment