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Promises and Circumstance

I read Psalm 89 and am again reminded of how much I want a story to have a happy ending. If Ethan the Ezrahite’s song had stopped at verse 37, that would have worked for me. If the pivotal phrase, … Continue reading

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Satisfied With His Likeness

There were times when David prayed for deliverance from trouble of his own making. When he knew it was because of his own sinful weakness and misguided actions (or lack of action) that he was in dire straits and needed … Continue reading

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I Shall Not Be Shaken

Last night, as our small group met to discuss that morning’s sermon and dig deeper into the topics of suffering and God’s comfort, we talked about how living life within a greater context helps in persevering amidst trials. Remembering what … Continue reading

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The Lifter of My Head

What’s the relationship between sorrow and sagging? When was our countenance wired to fall as a response to becoming aware of our failure? Why, when we’re despondent, does the chin droop? How come the neck naturally bends forward when bad … Continue reading

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Out of the Storm

It had worked! Kinda’. Job had wanted a one-on-one with God, and He got it. But it wasn’t quite what he had in mind. Heaven rolled back its curtain. The courtroom door was opened and Job’s case was on the … Continue reading

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When God Watched Over Me

You wonder if Job’s just getting tired. Apart from the chronic pain sapping his strength, there’s the incessant drip of his miserable comforters telling him to ‘fess up and admit that what he’s going through must be because of the … Continue reading

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The Works of God Displayed in Him

Had he known, would it have made it any easier to endure? If his parents had seen the plan for their son’s life, would it have lessened the extra weight of caring for a child without sight or helped to … Continue reading

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