Waiting Is The Hard Part

Lord, listen to my words. Understand my sadness. Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, because I pray to you. Lord, every morning you hear my voice. Every morning, I tell you what I need, and I wait for your answer. —Psalm 5:1-3 The “cry for

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The Source of True Strength

But you have made me very happy, happier than they are, even with all their grain and new wine. I go to bed and sleep in peace, because, Lord, only you keep me safe. —Psalm 4:7-8 The passage above from Psalm 4 is actually quite a good commentary on the

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New Year’s Resolution

Happy are those who don’t listen to the wicked, who don’t go where sinners go, who don’t do what evil people do. —Psalm 1:1 During all the busyness leading up to Christmas the idea of making a list of New Year’s resolutions (or even just one!) had never occurred to

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Good in the Midst of Trouble

Today’s Reading: Psalm 107; 116; 118; 125 I love the way our reading begins today! “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.” One of my favourite verses in connection with God being good (!), is the Chinese translation of a verse which says, “God

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How Good Is The God We Adore

Today’s Reading: Psalm 78 Not sure what a ‘maskil’ is (Hebrew word meaning – enlightenment, wisdom, knowledge, attentive?), but fitting that Asaph, the leader of the Temple choir (or whatever his position was technically called!?) should write such a beautiful remembrance of how good God is to His undeserving, unfaithful

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God Is Everything

Today’s Reading: Psalm 102, 106, 123, 137 “let my cry for help come to you” Does that sound familiar? It is so familiar to me because I do that all the time. In fact, I like the next line far more – “Turn your ear to me; when I call,

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In Brief:

Today’s Reading: Psalm 44; 74; 79-80; 85; 89 To summarize today’s reading in two sentences: (1) since God is loving and faithful, He will restore the one who repents and returns to Him. (2) Therefore, return to Him today! May you know just how great is His loving kindness and

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My Beloved

Today’s Reading: Psalm 127; Song of Songs This Psalm has always been a special psalm to me, with its challenge, that in a new project or new beginning of stage in my life, it is absolutely essential to recognize God’s hand and ability to not only create, but maintain the

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Zion

Today’s Reading: Psalm 45: 47-48; 87; 110; 72:20 I just realized that, up until the Psalms, the word “Zion” has only been mentioned once or twice. So, what is Zion exactly? Well, it’s an actual mountain in the land of Israel (see the photo of what is believed to be

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Living In God’s Presence

Today’s Reading: Psalm 2; 22; 27 “One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek:” Says Psalm 27:4a. One? Just one? Wow. If I’d written this psalm, I’d have probably said something like, “One of the things I ask from the LORD, the most important request I

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