Tag Archives: trials

The Course of My Life is in Your Power

The words jump off the page because they are so very familiar, indicating that Psalm 31 is a Messianic psalm. Into Your hand I entrust my spirit . . . (Psalm 31:5a CSB) Jesus spoke such words from the cross … Continue reading

Posted in Psalms | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Limp for a Lifetime

I think it was with Jesus. I think Jacob spent all night in toe-to-toe, hand-to-hand combat with the pre-incarnate manifestation of the the Second Person of the Trinity, the Son of God (Gen. 32:24). That the King of heaven had … Continue reading

Posted in Genesis | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Days When God Watched Over Me

We’re meant to identify with Job. While the degree of our sufferings might not approach his, our suffering is still our suffering. And we especially connect with Job when we don’t know the why’s or wherefore’s of what we’re going … Continue reading

Posted in Job | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Exhortation. Identification. Affirmation.

A month ago I wrapped up Isaiah and give it my vote for consideration as a prophetic book that the church would do well to study in this season (you can check that post out here). A month later I’m … Continue reading

Posted in 1Peter | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Consider (A Rerun)

Pulled up my 2008 thoughts from today’s assigned readings. From what I can remember of the Fall of 2008, things were going pretty good — at least I don’t recall any major problems. Such musings, it seems to me, God … Continue reading

Posted in Ecclesiastes | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A Steadfast Life

The weight of the pandemic is still being felt. Just a few months ago we thought we were turning a corner only to soon realize it was a blind corner and there was a truck heading our way on our … Continue reading

Posted in James | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Blessing Here and Now

I had a brief conversation with someone yesterday who “had to admit” their faith was being shaken somewhat by the suffering being experienced by various people within our church family. I empathized with her empathy for those who are dealing … Continue reading

Posted in Hebrews | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Collateral Damage of Obedience

Okay, if I’m doing the math correctly, with today’s price for silver the gig paid each “mighty man of valor” from Israel about 27 bucks. I don’t know if that’s a “fair wage” for a mercenary or not, but I’m … Continue reading

Posted in 2Chronicles | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Face to the Wall

The news was devastating. “Set your house in order, for you shall die; you shall not recover.” Not what King Hezekiah wanted to hear. Though at the point of death, how he had hoped that the prophet’s visit would have … Continue reading

Posted in 2Kings | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

It Has Been Granted to You

Minds set on the things of God rather than minds set on the things of man — that’s been running through my head this week as I prepare to speak, Lord willing, at our gathering this Sunday. Not surprising it … Continue reading

Posted in Philippians | Tagged , , | 1 Comment