Very Present – Psalm 46

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1 Very present. My God is very present. The footnote in my Bible says this verse may also read “well proved” – which means He has proven, time and time again, to be our help in times of trouble. Times when His […]

Anxious Prayers – Philippians 4:6-7

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 Lately I find myself praying with a sense of worry…of fear. […]

When We Don’t Understand – Psalm 32:9-10

“Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding, which must be curbed with bit and bridle, or it will not stay near you. Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts in the LORD.” Psalm 32:9-10 “But for me it is good to be near God; […]

Keeping Careful Watch – Proverbs 4:23, 26

“Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life… Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure.” Proverbs 4:23, 26 These verses struck me this morning as pictures of such intentionality. We are not to live our lives simply coasting. Rather, we keep attentive watch […]

Watching Over Our Way – Proverbs 2:6-8

“For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding; he stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk in integrity; guarding the paths of justice and watching over the way of his saints.” Proverbs 2:6-8 Our Lord watches over the way of His saints. 2 […]