Posts by Sabra Dyas

Push Back

]  Through you we push back our enemies; through your name we trample our foes. Psalm 44:5  The Psalmist recognized the enemies were approaching him, and he knew the enemy was close at hand, but he also realized it was God who could push back the enemies. The enemies were trampled on because of the name of…

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The Deliverance

   The Deliverance You are my King and my God, who decrees victories for Jacob.  Psalm 44:4 Jacob was a man who faced many trials and needed deliverance. David knew the trials of Jacob and took refuge in them, knowing Jacob is rescued. David also knew God as His King and his God over his hardships. It is…

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Not by Our Strenth

Will we Tell   Not By our Strength It was not by their sword that they won the land, nor did their arm bring them victory; it was your right hand, your arm, and the light of your face, for you loved them. Psalm 44:3 It wasn’t because of their goodness or power that Israel was/is saved, but soley…

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Will We Tell

i With your hand you drove out the nations and planted our ancestors; you crushed the peoples and made our ancestors flourish. Psalm 44:2  In the day of this Psalm, the hottest news off the press is the restoration of God’s people. They were enslaved and shackled, but God rescued them and set them free. They flourished because…

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Return to Hope

Return to Hope      Why, my soul, are you downcast?  Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.  David is again returning to the same question, why my soul.  But it seems David realizes the only way out of his disturbing place…

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Restored

R Send me your light and your faithful care, let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell. Psalm 43:3 David is now pleading for light and the faithful care of God. He desires God to lead him with his favor, which seemed to have been taken…

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Approval

You are God, my stronghold. Why have you rejected me? Why must I go about mourning, oppressed by the enemy? Psalm 43:2 Even though David knew God was his stronghold, he had feelings of rejection, and he is now allowing the situation to overcome him. David is in a state of mourning over the way others…

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Unfair

Unfair Vindicate me, my God, and plead my cause against an unfaithful nation. Rescue me from those who are deceitful and wicked.  Psalm 43:1 David is asking God to look at his situation and find resolve. He is mistreated and has a great need for God to rescue him. David knew God could see all, and…

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Disturbance and Praise

 Disturbance and Praise Why, my soul, are you downcast?  Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.  Psalm 42:11 The Psalmist returns to how he started this chapter, asking why, my soul, are you so downcast. Why is this particular situation disturbing…

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Forgotten

Forgotten, Why? I say to God my Rock,  “Why have you forgotten me? Why must I go about mourning, oppressed by the enemy?” Psalm 42:9 David resorts to asking the question, why? Why me, Lord, why have you forgotten me? David allowed his despair to drive him towards God instead of away from God. David wasn’t afraid…

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