Category: Psalms

A Simple Trust and Humility

PSALM 131 The more the Christian matures in Christ, the more humble and childlike their faith becomes. In Psalm 131 the Psalmist confesses a simple and humble trust in His God. David is the author, but the circumstances of this Psalm are not readily apparent. However, David confesses his childlike trust in the Lord and urges others to do the same. In this text, David gives us a brief glimpse into his own soul and what has happened within. When his story is complete, he can’t help but share what he has learned with others! In this text, we...

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Revive Us Again

What is Revival? Revival is a period of restoration. The root word means to restore something back to the fullness of life. Revival is also a rekindling of spiritual life in individual Christians and local churches which have fallen on sluggish times. True revival brings a fresh emphasis on the holiness and righteousness of God, the total depravity of man and the wickedness of sin, which brings about true repentance and genuine conversion to Christ. Such revival is always a sovereign work of God brought about in response to the prayers of His people. The central thrust of Psalm...

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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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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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