Tag Archives: steadfast love

Dealing with Unexpected Twists

It’s a song of confusion. Of not understanding. Of unexpected twists. The songwriter knew the stories. Stories of a God faithful to His promise to bring His people into a land not their own. His father had told him of … Continue reading

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Who Is A God Like Our God?

You don’t see it every time, but there’s a pattern in the prophets that’s unmistakable. Amidst the prophets’ warning of judgment there is the promise of reconciliation. Though God, in a sense, was “done” with His people after there persistent, … Continue reading

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A Sour Psalm

Some psalms are sweet. The taste they leave in your mouth after chewing on them is pleasurable. Psalm 23 would be a case in point. Oh the satisfaction of being reminded that the Lord is my shepherd. But it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Hope for the Future

Don’t know exactly the nature of the trouble the songwriter was experiencing which inspired him to pen Psalm 42, but you sense it was trouble with a capital T, and that rhymes with D, and that stands for despair. Relentless, … Continue reading

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To What Lengths Would God Go?

There’s an irony in Jonah that has a way of making me smile. For example, Jonah self-identifies as a “a Hebrew, and I fear the LORD, the God of heaven” (1:9). Yet, when told by the God of heaven he … Continue reading

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The Old, Old Story

Hovering over Psalm 136 this morning. A song of repetition. Not hard to pick up what the songwriter’s laying down: . . . for His steadfast love endures forever. Twenty-six verses in the psalm. Twenty-six times the heartbeat of the … Continue reading

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Satisfied in the Desert

It’s a prayer of Moses. Kind of amazing that it would have been preserved for so many years and found its way into a collection of songs by David and his worship leaders. The same sort of amazing I should … Continue reading

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