In many Psalms, the writers often transition from despair to delight, from tragedy to testimony or from heartache to hope. The defining moment comes when God is recognized as Sovereign and the psalmist relinquishes his struggle.
When David expressed his concern by crying out to God, he experienced a calming confidence. David’s heart trusted, he was heard and he was helped. “Blessed be The Lord! For He has heard the voice of my pleas for mercy.”. (Psalm 28:6)
In Psalm 28, God’s provision is illustrated by the psalmist’s praise.
He is our Strength. “The Lord is the strength of His people;” (Psalm 28:8) The all powerful God is all ours. The Read More
Do something or do nothing. At any decision point, there are are usually two choices . . . action or apathy. Action is working, walking or possible waiting . . . there is some type of action. Action sees value and engages. Apathy sees no value and exerts no effort. Action is what now . . . apathy is whatever.
Jesus’ description of the “fruit” bearing process requires a response from each of us. Apart from Him, we can accomplish nothing that will impact eternity.
We can work hard, sacrifice our resources, give time . . . but, doing it without Jesus is simply doing it for ourselves. Here are some thoughts . . .
I do it for Him. This is purpose. If we remain in Him, our reward is Jesus being revealed. Refuse Him Read More
“One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in His temple.” (Ps 27:4)
The psalmist understood that the devastating realities of war often lead to discouraging results. The discouragement of a prevailing fight can detour the primary focus.
David countered his enemies strategic opposition by defining his sole objective . . . he appealed to his Commander for just “one thing” . . . to reside in His presence, to regard His beauty and to request His wisdom.
In facing hardships as good soldiers in Christ Jesus (2 Tim 2:3), we must wholeheartedly embrace the same request and experience the same results.
Confidence: David faced his fear with faith. He rested in the security of His Savior. He writes, “The Lord Read More