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Archive for April 2019

The Place for Sin

 I am feeble and utterly crushed; I groan in anguish of heart.” Psalm 38:8    There is now a new development in the way David is handling his pain, he begins to groan. The pain is so intense that it caused his heart to be in anguish. This could be the pain of greater intensity, the aching of guilt. The wounds of the heart…

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Why Good Friday?

My guilt has overwhelmed me like a burden too heavy to bear. Psalm 38:4   Guilt is such a heavy burden to carry around which overwhelms us to the place of overtaking our rightful mind. It not only follows us around, but the weight of guilt can consume our entire heart, mind, soul and strength. Nothing will zap our spiritual energy more easily than…

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The Awareness of Sin

Your arrows have pierced me, and your hand has come down on me. Psalm 38:2 When sin is exposed it causes pain and at times, so much pain, that it feels like pressure coming down on us. Often the pain of sin may be confused with anxiety or discouragement but the arrow God gives here…

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A Cure

Because of your wrath there is no health in my body; there is no soundness in my bones because of my sin. Psalm 38:3   Sin produced sickness is the body of David as he carried the disease of sin for so long, it began to wear on his health. He was not specific about where or how it affected his body, but it wore on…

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Discipline Matters

LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath. Psalm 38:1 We all want God’s grace and mercy to touch our lives but the Lord disciplines those He loves. Another way God reveals His unfailing love to us is through discipline. And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement…

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The One Constant

The Lord helps them and delivers them; he delivers them from the wicked and saves them, because they take refuge in him. Psalm 37:40 The Lord stands with those who are His children and His daily interaction with us brings us constant deliverance. Many of us may be experiencing the daily Daniel and the Lion’s…

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Being Rescued

The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord; he is their stronghold in time of trouble. Psalm 37:39 God is our refuge in all times of life and He is our source of strength in times of trouble. While trouble may overthrow the wicked, it brings the believer into the arms of God. The…

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The Work for a Lifetime

But all sinners will be destroyed; there will be no future for the wicked. Psalm 37:38 The future for the wicked is completely different than those who seek peace and Jesus. It all depends on the companionship one wants to keep. If they keep seeking immoral behavior, they will come to a ruin. The end…

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Stress-Free Living

“Consider the blameless, observe the upright; a future awaits those who seek peace.” Psalm 37:37  There is so much encouragement for those who make it a practice to seek peace.  Those who know peace offer this presence to all they meet as peace is the answer to stress.  There is hope for the future when…

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Prosperity

“I have seen a wicked and ruthless man flourishing like a luxuriant native tree” Psalm 37:35 There is no surprise to find a wicked man flourishing and boasting of his own power. To the wicked, the ego needs to be fed and nourished. The ego sends the wicked into a ruthless state trying to flourish…

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