Month: August 2016

When Home Is Hostile

Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.  Psalm 37:3 Many have prayed for the will of God, followed His voice, and experienced complete disillusionment when they found themselves in hostile surroundings.  They blame God for being unloving or they blame themselves for being poor listeners.  … Continue reading When Home Is Hostile

‘All Is Well’ Is It A Myth?

You have dealt well with your servant, O Lord, according to your word.  Psalm 119:65 God always deals well with His faithful servants.  His care is bountiful even though His favor may be hidden from those who watch for external blessings in our lives.  I … Continue reading ‘All Is Well’ Is It A Myth?

The Faces of God

As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness; when I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness.  Psalm 17:15  People have many faces. Meeting a stranger, I can often tell a lot about them from an initial glance. Their face can be … Continue reading The Faces of God

When I Hear God’s Voice

The Mighty One, God the Lord, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.  Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines forth.  Psalm 50:1-2 Christ’s death on the cross was for everyone.  The call is universal and … Continue reading When I Hear God’s Voice

Why Do We Hurt The Ones We Love?

The insolent smear me with lies; their heart is unfeeling like fat.  Psalm 119: 69, 70 I often wonder how people can do what they do.  (That includes me when I sin.)   Here, at least in one instance, the answer is given.  The sin ~ … Continue reading Why Do We Hurt The Ones We Love?

When My Day Falls Apart Early

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24 Sometimes you know by 8:00 a.m. that your day is going to be difficult. Already, things have unraveled and your peace has gone south. Already, your … Continue reading When My Day Falls Apart Early

When Parting Is Best

Depart from me, you evildoers, that I may keep the commandments of my God.  Psalm 119:115 In David’s courts, there would be men who would flatter him in order to secure their own place in the palace.  There would also be traitors who would try … Continue reading When Parting Is Best

The Effects Of You

Make your face shine upon your servant, and teach me your statues.  Psalm 119:135 When lovers who haven't seen each other in a a long time walk into the same room, there is a pregnant moment when their faces light up.  Eyes widen, wordless exclamations pour … Continue reading The Effects Of You

Pitching My Tent Toward Home

Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to selfish gain! Psalm 119:36 To 'incline my heart' means I've pitched my tent in His direction. I've chosen to pack a few belongings, leave my home country, and go to the perfect camping spot where I … Continue reading Pitching My Tent Toward Home

Impatience and Acting Out

Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the LORD our God, Until He is gracious to us. Psalm 123:2 Ok, here goes. … Continue reading Impatience and Acting Out