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Pressures, Prayer, Promises, and Presence

For me, Psalm 119 is the psalm of psalms. Fearfully and wonderfully made. Like all of Scripture, knit together through the pen of the songwriter by the inspiration of the Spirit. Yet, this song is different. While, overall it has … Continue reading

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Suffering, Supplication, and Scripture

The songwriter had “chosen the way of faithfulness” (Ps. 119:30). He had opted for “the way of truth” (CSB, NKJV). Looked at his options and picked the path of fidelity to His God. Opted for “the true road to Somewhere” … Continue reading

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Paraklesis

Hovering over the “God of all comfort” in the opening verses of 2Corinthians this morning. Ten times the word “comfort” appears in the first seven verses. How does that not register on your radar in times like these? To rephrase … Continue reading

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Focused Faith

If He had the power to stop it (and He did), then He had the power to prevent it from starting in the first place. If He could rebuke the wind and the sea, He could have restrained the wind … Continue reading

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A Place of Abundance

Hovering over Psalm 66 this morning. Funny how the psalms have a particular connection in stressful times. Funny, too, how encountering a reference to testing seems to be a beacon that, in this current season, seems to say, “Listen up, … Continue reading

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The Steadfast Heart, An Anchor for the Soul

Chewing on Psalm 57 this morning. First thing that grabbed my attention was the seeming incongruity between the songwriter’s wretched circumstance and the songwriter’s worshipful response. My soul is in the midst of lions; I lie down amid fiery beasts … Continue reading

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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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He Hears Us

I get what Job wanted. It’s how he goes about it that kind of makes me cringe. I think I understand his frustration. But it’s his impertinence that becomes cause for warning. Oh, that I had one to hear me! … Continue reading

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The Path and The Promise

It’s not something he was prepared to talk about (Dan. 7:28). After all, the tables had been turned. He who had, over a lifetime, gained a reputation as a dream-teller was now the one confounded by a dream. He who … Continue reading

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There!

Seven days. For seven days and seven nights Job’s friends sat with him on the ground, “and no one spoke a word to him, for they saw that his suffering was very great” (Job 2:13). Suffering. Silence. For seven days. … Continue reading

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