Category Archives: encouragement

Panic and Depression; August 19, 2019


Psalm 77:12 I will meditate on all your works and consider all your mighty deeds. We don’t know what situation the Psalmist was encountering, but the first nine verses indicate it was severe enough to get him pretty depressed. His … Continue reading

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Class Action Prayer; August 18, 2019


Psalm 70:4 But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation always say, “Let God be exalted!” David was in another tough spot here, but he knew better than to make … Continue reading

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The Sacrifice of Praise; August 17, 2019


Psalm 69:30-31 I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving. This will please the Lord more than an ox, more than a bull with its horns and hoofs. This is a clear statement of what the … Continue reading

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Influence; August 16, 2019


Psalm 69:6 May those who hope in you not be disgraced because of me, O Lord, the Lord Almighty; may those who seek you not be put to shame because of me, O God of Israel. This is a prayer … Continue reading

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Witnessing; August 15, 2019


Psalm 66:16 Come and listen, all you who fear God; let me tell you what he has done for me. In reading this Psalm just now it strikes me that the Psalmist isn’t just talking about good stuff God has … Continue reading

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Practical Faith; August 14, 2019


Psalm 63:3-4 Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. When we sing this verse we forget … Continue reading

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Rest; August 13, 2019


Psalm 62:1 My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. This verse is echoed in verse five, just changing “hope” for “salvation.” However, the Japanese translation puts a very different slant on them both. It says, … Continue reading

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