Tag Archives: Psalm

Be Not Afraid

Psalm 112:7 They shall not fear an ill report; their hearts are steadfast, trusting the Lord. Why do we fear? How many things actually turn out to be “the end of the world?” I often repeat this phrase to myself … Continue reading

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Less Is More

Psalm 149:4 For the Lord takes delight in his people, honors the poor with victory. While the consumeristic culture urges us to add more to our lives…amass more and more wealth, power and prestige…the inner spirit urges us to do … Continue reading

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Rejoice

Psalm 138:2-3 I praise your name for your fidelity and love. For you have exalted over all your name and your promise. When I cried out, you answered; you strengthened my spirit. Our Loving Creator is as close as the … Continue reading

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Awaken!

Psalm 57:8-9 My heart is steadfast, God, my heart is steadfast. I will sing and chant praise. Awake, my soul! Is your soul awake? That might seem like a strange question…but it just might be the most profound question that … Continue reading

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Thankful

Psalm 118:1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, his mercy endures forever. Pause for a moment to give thanks. God’s love is unconditional. Nothing we can do can make God love us more…or less. God’s mercy and … Continue reading

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Letting Go

Psalm 31:6 Into your hands I commend my spirit; you will redeem me, Lord, faithful God. Jesus shows us the face of God throughout his ministry…all the way to the end. He responds even to his persecutors and killers with … Continue reading

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Outcast

Psalm 69:9-10 I have become an outcast to my kin, a stranger to my mother’s children. Because zeal for your house consumes me, I am scorned by those who scorn you. Jesus became the “outcast“…the “scapegoat“…so that we could see … Continue reading

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Deliverer

Psalm 18:3-4 I love you, Lord, my strength, Lord, my rock, my fortress, my deliverer, my God, my rock of refuge, my shield, my saving horn, my stronghold! Praised be the Lord, I exclaim! I have been delivered from my … Continue reading

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Eternal Hope

Psalm 23:4 Even when I walk through a dark valley, I fear no harm for you are at my side. When you feel rejected…buried in troubles…lost…remember that Jesus felt the same feelings in the most extreme way. The Son of … Continue reading

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Top Priority

Psalm 106:19-20 At Horeb they fashioned a calf, worshiped a metal statue. They exchanged their glorious God for the image of a grass-eating bull. When we hear what God’s people did after God had faithfully freed them from oppression through … Continue reading

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