Month: May 2016

Reconciliation Is Too Rare

Let those who fear you turn to me, that they may know your testimonies.  Psalm 119:79 Some believe that David wrote these words after he plotted the murder of Uriah, Bathsheba’s husband.  Because of his sin, some of God’s servants walked away from him.  He … Continue reading Reconciliation Is Too Rare

The Freedom of Casting My Burdens?

Cast your burdens upon the Lord and He shall sustain thee.  Psalm 55:22 These are days filled with anxiety.  The world feels as fragile as an eggshell.  I can see the reckless and godless decision-making happening globally.  As a child of God who knows I … Continue reading The Freedom of Casting My Burdens?

When There’s a Rub

All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross, therefore I love your testimonies.  Psalm 119:118 In the process of refining silver, the dross and the pure silver must cohabit.  It is at the end that the dross is isolated and then removed. Though I … Continue reading When There’s a Rub

When You’re Out Of Living Water

If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.  Psalm 119:92 In the morning, drink a tall glass of water.  Then spend the rest of the day in a cool house, reading a book in your favorite chair.  It … Continue reading When You’re Out Of Living Water

The Name In My Subconscious

I remember your name in the night, O Lord, and keep your law.  Psalm 119:55 Who’s name is on your tongue in the middle of the night?  When we wake out of a deep sleep, a little groggy, conscious but not yet operative, we often … Continue reading The Name In My Subconscious

When I Feel Nothing

Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things our of thy law.  Psalm 119:18 Believing eyes are able to behold the wonder of the kingdom.  A spiritual truth is sought after, it is recognized as having more value than anything on this earth, and … Continue reading When I Feel Nothing

Immature Obedience

My soul keeps your testimonies; I love them exceedingly.  Psalm 119:167 I don’t think any child wants to obey.  Fear and respect keep his behavior in check.  In that moment when he decides what he's going to do, fear of consequences and respect for authority … Continue reading Immature Obedience

When Is An Apology Sufficient?

Great is your mercy, O Lord.  Psalm 119:156 When I've wronged someone, how many times do I have to say "I'm sorry" for mercy to be shown?  In this world, the greater the offense, the more times a repeated apology is necessary.  Restitution can be … Continue reading When Is An Apology Sufficient?

When It Feels Like a Broken Promise

Confirm to your servant your promise, that you may be feared.  Psalm 119:38 The human soul can be so tossed about by trouble that a once confirmed promise from God is shaken loose from its foundation.  God gave it, even confirmed it initially, but now … Continue reading When It Feels Like a Broken Promise

God-Estrangement

I had said in my alarm, “I am cut off from your sight.” But you heard the voice of my pleas for mercy when I cried to you for help.  Psalm 131:22 A big blowup in a relationship is not what usually kills it. People … Continue reading God-Estrangement