Safe – Psalm 12:5

“‘Because the poor are plundered, because the needy groan, I will now arise,’ says the LORD; ‘I will place him in the safety for which he longs.’” Psalm 12:5 Reading this verse, a question stirred in my mind: what is the safety the Lord provides? The context of the psalm seems to indicate a decisive […]

Eager Expectancy – Isaiah 54:2

“Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; do not hold back; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes.” Isaiah 54:2 This calling is written within a promise to the people of God, as He foretells the new covenant to come when His truth and salvation would […]

Still Sovereign – Daniel 6:4-9

“Then the presidents and the satraps sought to find a ground for complaint against Daniel in regard to the kingdom, but they could find no ground for complaint or any fault, because he was faithful… Then these presidents and satraps came by agreement to the king and said to him, ‘O King Darius, live forever! […]

He is Trustworthy – 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 A question was asked this morning in the book I’ve been […]

I Am With You – Isaiah 41:10

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 This morning I want to spend some time dwelling on the promises written here, promises enough to dispel our fears in […]

Trading Anxiety for Joy – 1 Samuel 26:8-11

“Then said Abishai to David, ‘God has given your enemy into your hand this day. Now please let me pin him to the earth with one stroke of the spear, and I will not strike him twice.’ But David said to Abishai, ‘Do not destroy him, for who can put out his hand against the […]

Different – Jeremiah 11:4

“…Listen to my voice, and do all that I command you. So shall you be my people, and I will be your God” Jeremiah 11:4b I am the Lord’s. As His, my life is to look different. Very different from the world. It looks different because I listen to Him. I don’t just go along […]

A Personal Salvation – 1 Samuel 2:1

“And Hannah prayed and said, ‘My heart exults in the LORD; my strength is exalted in the LORD. My mouth derides my enemies, because I rejoice in your salvation.’” 1 Samuel 2:1 Hannah prayed these words after seeing God’s faithfulness and blessing toward her through the birth of her son, Samuel. Through her barrenness, spiritual […]

The Lord Your God – Isaiah 41:8-10

“But you, Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, the offspring of Abraham, my friend; you whom I took from the ends of the earth, and called from its farthest corners, saying to you, ‘You are my servant, I have chosen you and not cast you off’; fear not, for I am with you; […]