Tag: trust

Psalm 27 – Light and Salvation

 June 4, 2024

Psalm 27 begins by proclaiming God as the writer’s light and salvation. What does that mean? What can we learn from Psalm 27 – light and salvation, about our God’s redeeming power and our need for faith? Psalm 27 – Part One Psalm 27 is written in two parts. The first part, verses 1-6 speak […]

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Psalm 16 – Keep Me Safe!

 March 19, 2024

Over the past month I’ve had many reasons to cry out with the writer of Psalm 16 – keep me safe! Traveling thousands of miles, sideswiped once, unfamiliar territory. and visits to the hospital. All reasons to cry out: Lord, keep me safe. Safety is a basic need. On Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, it comes […]

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Psalm 12 – Help!

 February 19, 2024

Sometimes one word says it all, as in the first word of Psalm 12 – help. Why is the writer asking for help? Psalm 12 Psalm 12 begins with a cry to God. The writer is asking for help because no one is faithful anymore. “Help, Lord, for no one is faithful anymore; those who are […]

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Psalm 11 – In the Lord I Take Refuge

 February 13, 2024

Have you ever wanted to fly away, escape from all the trials of this world? I know I have. All of us need a refuge at times, a safe place. Where do we find true refuge? We hear in Psalm 11 – in the Lord I take refuge. Psalm 11 The writer of Psalm 11 […]

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Psalm 9 – I Will Give Thanks!

 January 30, 2024

Today I join with the psalmist in praying Psalm 9 – I will give thanks! Thank you, God, for blessings bestowed, for your love and mercy, for you. What is the writer of Psalm thanking God for? Psalm 9 The writer of Psalm 9 begins with words of praise and thanksgiving: “I will give thanks […]

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Psalm 129: Like Grass on the House Tops!

 June 25, 2020

“Grass doesn’t grow on a busy street!” Or so the cliché goes in regards to bald heads. The image of grass growing on a bald head has been stuck in my head this week as I reflected on Psalm 129. Psalm 129 Psalm 129 is composed of two sections. The first is a message of […]

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Psalm 125: Surrounded by God’s Love

 May 21, 2020

“When trouble strikes, head to the library. You will either be able to solve the problem, or simply have something to read as the world crashes down around you.” (Lemony Snickett) When trouble hits, head to the mountains! There you will either be able to clear your mind enough to solve your problem, or find […]

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Psalm 121: Where Do You Find Help?

 April 23, 2020

Remember those great cowboy movies of old?  Just when all hope was gone, the calvary would come riding over the hills, guns blazing. Nowadays, the calvary is more likely to take the shape of one man, coming in like Rambo with machine guns in each hand and rounds of bullets strapped across his chest. This […]

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Psalm 102: Like A Worn-Out Garment

 December 12, 2019

There are days I feel like a worn-out piece of clothing, worse for wear but not ready to be thrown away just yet. Like everyone and everything on this earth, I am getting older and with that territory comes a certain amount of wear and tear. I struggle with indigestion, me, whose favorite lunch used […]

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Psalm 91: Clinging to God

 September 25, 2019

It used to be that Amazing Grace was the “go to” hymn for funerals. The strains of the music started and that was the cue for tears to start. That distinction now belongs to the hymn, On Eagle’s Wings. It seems I hear it at every Memorial Service or funeral I attend. Based on Psalm […]

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