Category: Psalms

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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Unto the Hills: How God Defends His Saints

Unto the Hills (Psalm 121) As the ancient Hebrew children of God made their way up to Jerusalem, they sang the Psalms of Ascent. One of those, Psalm 121, remains one of the most beloved selections from the sacred Psalter. Perhaps, it is because the Psalmist is enabled to paint a picture with mere words which we all can relate to. For as the Psalmist begins with the unforgettable phrase, “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help,” the reader must face the juxtaposition of the serene vista of God’s creation, in their...

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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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The Laments: Where the Mind and the Heart Meet

We often categorize ourselves as being either a thinker or a feeler. A thinker is more likely to make decisions and act based on knowledge and a feeler based on emotion. When it comes to matters of faith, a thinker would emphasize what we know about God’s Word and a feeler what we feel or experience in our faith. It seems like an either/or choice; it’s either the mind or the heart. There’s a place in Scripture where the mind and heart meet, where thoughts and feelings come together: the Psalms of Lament. And in the laments, we see...

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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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