Ministering to Yourself, [Self-Encouragement]

The Psalms are a classical example of self encouragement. The writer sometimes fell in to some moments of depression and he would write encouraging words to uplift his spirit. Today these have become encouragement verses or scriptures for us to emulate. Read Psalm 42. It is somewhat an unusual portion of scripture, in as theContinue reading “Ministering to Yourself, [Self-Encouragement]”

Restore the Sparkle: Psalm 13

For the choir director: A psalm of David. 1 O Lord, how long will you forget me? Forever?     How long will you look the other way? 2 How long must I struggle with anguish in my soul,     with sorrow in my heart every day?     How long will my enemy have the upper hand? 3 Turn and answer me, O Lord myContinue reading “Restore the Sparkle: Psalm 13”

I Love Your House! Psalm 84:1-4

 1 How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of Heaven’s Armies. 2 I long, yes, I faint with longing to enter the courts of the Lord. With my whole being, body and soul, I will shout joyfully to the living God. 3 Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow builds her nestContinue reading “I Love Your House! Psalm 84:1-4”

Despondency and David’s Theology

For those on the mat and wrestling, things can move very fast.  Our adversary is strong, and he knows us too well.  He is counterintuitive and quite aware of the sequence of moves needed to pin us to the floor.  He is dangerous.  And he also despises us. I get bewildered and rattled by hisContinue reading “Despondency and David’s Theology”