WORD OF THE DAY IS TEACH

Ps 86:11 Teach me your ways, O Lord, that I may live according to your truth! Grant me purity of heart, so that I may honor you.             This verse makes two requests of God. The first order of business is learning God’s ways. The process of learning and understanding can be difficult. I learned … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS TEACH

WORD OF THE DAY IS CONFIDENCE

Ps 86:7 I will call to you whenever I’m in trouble, and you will answer me.             David pleaded with God for help, not focusing on the problem but on the answer. His confidence that God will answer is what we need to strive for.             As a young married couple, it seemed there was … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS CONFIDENCE

WORD OF THE DAY IS COMPENSATION

Ps 71:20 You have allowed me to suffer much hardship, but you will restore me to life again and lift me up from the depths of the earth.             There is suffering and hardship in the world. The devastation we see daily on the news is heart wrenching. Everyone experiences loss, but how do we … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS COMPENSATION

WORD OF THE DAY IS HIDDEN

Ps 69:4-5 O God, you know how foolish I am; my sins cannot be hidden from you. Those who hate me without cause outnumber the hairs on my head. Many enemies try to destroy me with lies, demanding that I give back what I didn’t steal. We all sin but David was persecuted and harassed … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS HIDDEN

WORD OF THE DAY IS LONELINESS

Ps 68:5 Father to the fatherless, defender of widows—this is God, whose dwelling is holy.             We have all felt lonely but usually it is subdued by family, friends or fellowship at church activities. This type of interaction helps but is it enough? When feeling anxious and experiencing a lack of connection to others the … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS LONELINESS

WORD OF THE DAY IS SING

Ps 68:4 Sing praises to God and to his name! Sing loud praises to him who rides the clouds. His name is the Lord—rejoice in his presence! For me, there is nothing more uplifting than singing worship songs. I just wish I could carry a tune. Yes, I am musically challenged but, as in Psalm … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS SING

WORD OF THE DAY IS RIGHT

Ps 64:10 The Godly will rejoice in the Lord and find shelter in him. And those who do what is right will praise him.  Attacks come in many ways but words spoken against us hurt the worst. It can feel like a slap in the face. Why is it so difficult to do what is … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS RIGHT

WORD OF THE DAY: OVERWHELMED

Ps 61:2 From the ends of the earth, I cry to you for help when my heart is overwhelmed.  God is not limited by geography, he is everywhere. Where ever we are, he is there. Even when country boarders change due to war or hostile takeovers, God is there.  Walls and buildings also do not … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY: OVERWHELMED

WORD OF THE DAY IS FORTRESS

Ps 59:9 You are my strength; I wait for you to rescue me, for you, O God, are my fortress. This Psalm comes from a very personal cry for help. David was again in a place of running from Saul but he realized that the enemies of the king were also the enemies of God’s … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS FORTRESS

WORD OF THE DAY IS RENEW

Ps 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me. David realized just how bad he sinned when Nathan the prophet arrived on his doorstep.   Once David admitted his sin against God, Nathan assured him of God’s forgiveness. David knew God’s forgiveness offers change, a fresh start and starting … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS RENEW