Tag Archives: trusting God

Depending on God; November 11, 2017


Psalm 81:10 I am the Lord your God, who brought you up out of Egypt. Open wide your mouth and I will fill it. This is the simplest of interactions, bringing to mind baby birds in a nest, opening their … Continue reading

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Trusting God; November 9, 2017


Psalm 78:21-22 When the Lord heard them, he was very angry; his fire broke out against Jacob, and his wrath rose against Israel, for they did not believe in God or trust in his deliverance. When you think about it, … Continue reading

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God’s Omniscience; November 5, 2017


Psalm 71:15-16 My mouth will tell of your righteousness, of your salvation all day long, though I know not its measure. I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, O Sovereign Lord; I will proclaim your righteousness, yours alone. It … Continue reading

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Renewing Truth; October 30, 2017


Psalm 62:1-2 My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I shall never be shaken. The Japanese is interestingly different from the NIV in … Continue reading

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Getting Things Done; October 27, 2017


Psalm 55:22 Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall. Once again I find I wish I knew Hebrew. Where the NIV says “sustain you,” the Japanese says, “be concerned … Continue reading

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Waiting Patiently; October 22, 2017


Psalm 40:1-2 I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me … 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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