Month: September 2016

PTSD

But as for me, I trust in You, O LORD, I say, “You are my God.” My times are in Your hand. Psalm 31:14-15 Anyone who has struggled with an anxiety issue knows how crippling it can be. Something triggers it and that ‘thing’ is … Continue reading PTSD

“How Long, Lord?”

O men, how long shall my honor be turned into shame? How long will you love vain words and seek after lies? Psalm 4:2 People can trample on beautiful things in my life. I lend someone something very precious but they are careless and break … Continue reading “How Long, Lord?”

Prayer Before A Potentially Explosive Discussion

Examine me, O Jehovah, and prove me; try my heart and my mind. Psalm 26:2 Prepare my heart, O God, to think Your thoughts and speak under the constraints of Your Spirit. I have no agenda other than Yours. I do not need to be … Continue reading Prayer Before A Potentially Explosive Discussion

When Others Won’t Let You Forget

Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none.  Psalm 69:20 The Psalmist knew human nature.  He knew that we are often punished for … Continue reading When Others Won’t Let You Forget

Getting To The Dance Part

GETTING TO THE DANCE PART Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe!  Psalm 150:4 How comfortable are you at the thought of dancing before the Lord?  Our answers will differ according to our denominational affiliation and history. In scripture though, … Continue reading Getting To The Dance Part

Hanging On To What Others Ridicule

You make us an object of contention to our neighbors, And our enemies laugh among themselves.  Psalm 80:6 Those who live without Jesus hope for things they cannot see and have no assurance of ever getting.  “I hope I get picked for the team.”  “I … Continue reading Hanging On To What Others Ridicule

Prayer For Someone To Know God

I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to <him> a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him.  I pray that the eyes of <his> heart may be enlightened, so that <he> may … Continue reading Prayer For Someone To Know God

When I Can’t See Them Changing

The unfolding of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple. I opened my mouth wide and panted.  Psalm 119:130-131 Some are called to plant spiritual seeds and to take the Gospel to remote parts of the earth.  Others are to come along … Continue reading When I Can’t See Them Changing

When Jesus Doesn’t Feel Like Enough

You let your mouth loose in evil And your tongue frames deceit. "You sit and speak against your brother; You slander your own mother's son. "These things you have done and I kept silence.  Psalm 50:19-21 Nothing stirs up our flesh like family rivalry.  The … Continue reading When Jesus Doesn’t Feel Like Enough

The Secret of Joy

When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream.  Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.”  Psalm 126:1-2 Jesus … Continue reading The Secret of Joy