WORD OF THE DAY IS HAPPINESS

Ps 71:17 O God, you have taught me from my earliest childhood, and I constantly tell others about the wonderful things you do.                    I didn’t have a traditional childhood.  My parents divorced by age two and mom remarried someone with three children. All I remember was constant turmoil and living in their shadow … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS HAPPINESS

WORD OF THE DAY IS EXAMPLE

Ps 71:7 My life is an example to many, because you have been my strength and protection. I tried to be a good example to our children. During their teenage years, I felt inadequate. Occasionally, I needed to guide them with a firm hand. I always wondered if it was enough. One day, our youngest … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS EXAMPLE

WORD OF THE DAY IS GOD HUG

Ps 67:5 May the nations praise you, O God. Yes, may all the nations praise you             This entire Psalm refers to God’s relationship to the earth. He is the God of all people past, present and future. In biblical times, the known world was small compared to what we know now. I believe that … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS GOD HUG

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: 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 FRUIT

             Ps 52:8 But I am like an olive tree, thriving in the house of God. I will always trust in God’s unfailing love. David’s dilemma here is anger at Doeg and all those who try to grow strong by destroying others. Destroying others not only breaks the ties that hold society together, but also … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS FRUIT

WORD OF THE DAY IS NEVER ABANDONED

Ps 9:9-10 The Lord is a shelter for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, O Lord do not abandon those who search for you. As you go through life, you may feel confident in the plan God set before you. Then something changes. … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS NEVER ABANDONED

WORD OF THE DAY IS HONEST

Ps 17:1 O Lord, hear my plea for justice. Listen to my cry for help. Pay attention to my prayer for it comes from honest lips. Have you ever felt there is no justice in the world? You are probably correct in that assumption. Many God never promised life would be fair. What’s important is … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS HONEST

WORD OF THE DAY IS NO DEFEAT.

Ps 25:1-2 O Lord, I give my life to you. I trust in you, my God! Do not let me be disgraced, or let my enemies rejoice in my defeat. David wrote almost half of the Psalms about his enemies. Most of the time he was referring to actual people. Nevertheless, deep down he wanted … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS NO DEFEAT.