WORD OF THE DAY IS HURRY

Ps 70:1 Please, God rescue me! Come quickly, Lord and help me. This verse was King David’s plea to God to hurry to his rescue. Why do we want God to hurry? Why does he seem late to the situation? We want instant gratification but is that good for us? Probably not. When we pray … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS HURRY

WORD OF THE DAY IS ABUNDANCE

Ps 72:16 May there be abundant grain throughout the land, flourishing even on the hilltops. May the fruit trees flourish like the trees of Lebanon, and may the people thrive like grass in a field.             Abundance—a very large quantity of something. Yes, that’s the definition, but what is it really and do we really … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS ABUNDANCE

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 HEADS ABOVE

Ps 69:1-2 Save me, O God, for the floodwaters are up to my neck. Deeper and deeper I sink into the mire; I can’t find a foot hold. I am in deep water, and the floods overwhelm me.             David is again in the pit of despair. The floodwaters, in this case depression, is drowning … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS HEADS ABOVE

WORD OF THE DAY IS STRENGTH

Ps 68:34 Tell everyone about God’s power. His majesty shines down on Israel; his strength is mighty in the heavens. United we stand, divided we fall. Think about what that motto means and why it is so important today. Trying to accomplish a task, even something as easy as buying groceries, can be difficult for … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS STRENGTH

WORD OF THE DAY IS COMPLAINT

Ps 64:1 O God, listen to my complaint. Protect my life from my enemies’ threats.             We are taught to pray and praise God. I do that and feel the assurance that he hears me, but I admit I also complain, sometimes a lot. The inequality of life is bad enough.  We also see so … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS COMPLAINT

WORD OF THE DAY IS CLING

Ps 63:8 I cling to you; your strong right hand holds me securely.             What do you cling to? For some, it may be a past relationship or a past decision. Others may hold on to past mistakes never accepting forgiveness. Perhaps it is something current that keeps us from growing and maturing in God.  … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS CLING

WORD OF THEDAY IS EVEN IF

Ps 62:2 He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will never be shaken.             Sometimes, I try to remember everything God has done in my life.  Giving his only son Jesus is of course the ultimate gift but that was only the beginning. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, … Continue reading WORD OF THEDAY IS EVEN IF

WORD OF THE DAY IS CRACKS

Ps 60:2 You have shaken our land and split it open. Seal the cracks, for the land trembles. Natural disasters occur all over the earth. Earthquakes have been around since creation but here, David is asking God to seal the cracks. Cracks in the earth can expose toxic gases, gaps in which to fall, and … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS CRACKS

WORD OF THE DAY IS PRESENCE

Ps 51:11 Do not banish me from your presence, and don’t take your Holy Spirit from me.             With everything David had done is it surprising that he felt far away from God? Sin and guilt can make you feel that way. As a young man, he was evicted from his home and exiled from … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS PRESENCE