Tag Archives: faith

Growing Faith; October 15, 2017


Psalm 30:4-5 Sing to the Lord, you saints of his; praise his holy name. For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. The … Continue reading

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Inner Peace; October 14, 2017


Psalm 29:11 The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace. There is a very small difference in nuance between the English and the Japanese translations of this verse. Actually, it is just a shift … Continue reading

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Faith vs. Trust; October 13, 2017


Psalm 28:1, 8 To you I call, O Lord my Rock; do not turn a deaf ear to me. For if you remain silent, I shall be like those who have gone down to the pit. The Lord is the … Continue reading

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Expectant Hope; October 12, 2017


Psalm 27:14 Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. This Psalm has many dearly loved verses in it, which I started to list, but they would include the majority of the Psalm! However, … Continue reading

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Present-Tense Faith; October 10, 2017


Psalm 23:1 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. Even this most familiar of all the Psalms deserves further meditation. There is a minor difference in tense between the Japanese and the English in this first … Continue reading

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Internal Struggles; October 4, 2017


Psalm 13:2 How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and every day have sorrow in my heart? I would dare say there’s not a person alive who hasn’t experienced internal struggles like this; they are part of the human … Continue reading

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Encountering God; September 30, 2017


Job 42:5-6 “My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you. Therefore I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes.” A genuine revelation of God changes whoever experiences it. We don’t know how the Lord … Continue reading

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