Archive for July 2019

The Living God

The Living God  My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God? Psalm 42:2 It seems David is in a place that is keeping him from the temple. Unsure where he is, but he is distressed because his place of worship is absent. David knew he needed the living God…

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Breathless Soul

Breathless Soul As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. Psalm 42:1 What a beautiful picture of a soul who knows what they need. David’s soul was tired and weary, and his heart was growing faint because of the oppression of the enemy surrounding him. However, David got glimpses…

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Unity

           Because of my integrity, you uphold me and set me in your presence forever. Psalm 41:12 David lived with God in Unity. David was not without sin, but he lived with the knowledge that God dwelled within him. David found his integrity by walking daily in unity with God. David was completely transparent to…

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No Secret Revenge

No Secret Revenge But may you have mercy on me, Lord; raise me up, that I may repay them. Psalm 41:10 David called out for God’s mercy to lift him out of the place of distress he was in. Under David’s rule as king, he could have punished and sought revenge for his enemies, but as we see in…

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Betrayal

Even my close friend, someone I trusted, one who shared my bread,     has turned against me. Psalm 41:9 David knows firsthand what it is like to have a close friend turn on him. He has experienced the pain of betrayal and trust. David opened his heart to this close friend and allowed him in. They…

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The Enemy’s Whisper

 The Enemy’s Whisper “A vile disease has afflicted him; he will never get up from the place where he lies.” Psalm 41:8 The enemy’s lie insisted David’s health would keep him down, unable to rise again to power.  This lie was intended to create doubt amid his rule. The enemy lived in competition with David and…

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Two Sides to Every Whisper

T All my enemies whisper together against me; they imagine the worst for me, saying, Psalm 41:7 The whispers about David grow and attempt to bring down his authority. The enemy has the worst in mind concerning David’s health and reputation. They are creating such chaos by spreading lies of his illness. The enemy has used…

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The Answer for Slander

When one of them comes to see me, he speaks falsely, while his heart gathers slander; then he goes out and spreads it around. Psalm 41:6 David’s enemies began to slander him, and their lies about him started to grow.  David’s rivals began with lies because they knew David’s heart was pure. The enemy created false accusations…

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Having Good Intentions

Having the Best Intentions My enemies say of me, in malice, “When will he die, and his name perish?” Psalm 41:5 David’s enemies desired him harm. They were so resentful; they hoped he would die. His enemies disliked David so much; they were eager for his respectable name to be tarnished and forgotten. David brought his…

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Healing

I said, “Have mercy, on me, Lord; heal me, for I have sinned against you.” Psalm 41:4 David didn’t allow his sin to keep him from seeking God. Instead, he approached God with his sin. He asked God to heal his brokenness with mercy. David’s sin was a consistent barrier to receiving God’s mercy. Sin can keep…

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