Pain and Purpose – Job 8:5-6

“If you will seek God, and plead with the Almighty for mercy, if you are pure and upright, surely then he will rouse himself for you and restore your rightful habitation.” Job 8:5-6 “And his disciples asked him, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’ Jesus answered, ‘It was […]

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; […]

Above Everything Else – Jeremiah 15:16-20

“Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by your name, O LORD, God of hosts… Why is my pain unceasing, my wound incurable, refusing to be healed? Will you be to me like a deceitful brook, […]

Prove Me, O Lord – Psalm 26:2-3

“Prove me, O LORD, and try me; test my heart and my mind. For your steadfast love is before my eyes, and I walk in your faithfulness.” Psalm 26:2-3 The writer of this psalm, David, begins by speaking of his having walked in integrity and “trusted in the LORD without wavering.” Then he makes a […]