The Master of My Panic

“God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea.”  Psalm 46:1-2, NLT “Fear and trembling overwhelm me, and I can’t stop shaking…But I will call on God, and the Lord will rescue me.”  Psalm 55:5, 16 Apparently, David understood what […]

When Does Depression Become Sin?

The Bible is plumb full of commentary on depression. King David experienced intermittent times of intense depression.  He was a man who had to work through a great deal of it, and we can see that he succeeded in breaking through into freedom. Would David today be treated with antidepressants?  Could he have been treated at a mental […]

The Real Battle

Then it happened in the spring, at the time when kings go out to battle, that David sent Joab and his servants with him and all Israel, and they destroyed the sons of Ammon and besieged Rabbah. But David stayed at Jerusalem. 2 Now when evening came David arose from his bed and walked around on […]

Psalm 23, Understood

Psalm 23, an annotated version: The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.– That’s relationship 2     He makes me lie down in green pastures.– That’s rest He leads me beside still waters.– That’s  refreshment 3     He restores my soul.– That’s healing He leads me in paths of righteousness– That’s guidance     for his name’s sake.– That’s purpose […]

Has God Given Up on You?

  13 “If we are unfaithful,     he remains faithful,     for he cannot deny who he is.”  2 Timothy 2:13, NLT There can be times of a great despair; when sin or sickness is definitely in the spotlight. Losing hope is an easy response for mere mortals like us. There can be a place where the […]