Archive for June 2019

Broken Pieces

The Lord protects and preserves them— they are counted among the blessed in the land— he does not give them over to the desire of their foes. Psalm 41:2 David had boundless confidence from the knowledge that God protected him while he was in battle. David’s struggle was an opportunity for God to show himself to David. The Psalmist, David,…

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Showing Mercy

Showing Mercy Blessed are those who have regard for the weak; the Lord delivers them in times of trouble. Psalm 41:1 David found himself in a weakened state of health. He knew that whoever came to his rescue would be blessed. It is challenging to name David’s weakness, but his words remind us that we are blessed when…

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Joy can Carry You

But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who long for your saving help always say, “The LORD is great!” Psalm 40:16 David closed this Psalm with an uplifting offer to all who seek God. It begins with God’s grace revealing Himself to his people, and in return, they…

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Breaktime: Shame as a Reward

Shame as a Reward May those who say to me, “Aha! Aha!” be appalled at their own shame. Psalm 40:15  When the holiness of God is being mocked, may the taunter be appalled by their own shame. David knew the mocking of his offenders and experienced their persecution. People who persecute often justify their actions…

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Lord, Help Me

L  Be pleased to save me, Lord; come quickly, Lord, to help me. Psalm 40:13  The Psalmist has a sense of urgency in his troubled state. David knew the place to go with the sin in his life and he could no longer stay in the state he was in and needed God to come quickly. He…

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Troubles

My Troubles For troubles without number surround me; my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see. They are more than the hairs of my head, and my heart fails within me. Psalm 40:12 Now troubles are following David so much they outnumber the hairs on his head. His sin has overtaken him to the place where…

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