Author: Stacey Patrick

The Impatient Journey

Ps. 13:1-3, ESV, “How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I take counsel in my soul and have sorrow in my heart all the day? How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?” “How long, O Lord?” is a question many of us have asked of the Lord in seasons of doubt or pain. We ask this question because we live in a fallen world. Each one of us are sinners by nature and by choice. Not only are we often painfully aware of...

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Our Hope

“Vindicate me, O God, and defend my cause against an ungodly people, from the deceitful and unjust man deliver me! For you are the God in whom I take refuge; why have you rejected me? Why do I go about mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?” (Ps. 43:1-2). Not too long ago, I came across some comments to an article. As I read their heartfelt comments, I was met with an awareness of their deep pain and suffering. As they wrote of clinging to God’s promises, it caused me to evaluate my own life. Lately, I have...

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Trading Fear for Confidence

“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me? . . . You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book? Then my enemies will turn back in the day when I call. This I know, that God is for me” (Psalm 56:3-4, 8-9). This Psalm has many facets to it that will speak to the human heart. In this Psalm, we find enemies chasing, cries for...

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God is My Support in the Storms

“May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob protect you! May he send you help from the sanctuary and give you support from Zion!” (Psalm 20:1-2) Psalms 20 is the place, where my heart sets its sights. Particularly so, during specific trials – where I am not sure what to expect or its end result. This Psalm is one God has greatly used to calm my anxious heart. My heart is continually turning to this particular Psalm. As a person who faces trials often, it offers me an abundance...

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Delight Yourself in the Lord

‘Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act”(Ps. 37:3-5). In Psalm 37 we are taught to place our trust in the Lord. While we are taught to do good, dwell in the land, and to choose faithfulness, we are also taught to trust in the Lord. Each day, we are given new opportunities to trust our great God. He is the One who enables us...

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