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Broken Pieces

By Sabra Dyas | June 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

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,…

Showing Mercy

By Sabra Dyas | June 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

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…

Joy can Carry You

By Sabra Dyas | June 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

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…

Breaktime: Shame as a Reward

By Sabra Dyas | June 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

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…

Lord, Help Me

By Sabra Dyas | June 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

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…

Troubles

By Sabra Dyas | June 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

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…

Keeping the Heart Still

By Sabra Dyas | May 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

I said, “I will watch my ways and keep my tongue from sin; I will put a muzzle on my mouth while in the presence of the wicked.” Psalm 39:1 David is now learning to keep himself from sin by keeping his heart quiet. He has learned words say more about himself then what he…

The Place for Sin

By Sabra Dyas | April 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

 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…

Why Good Friday?

By Sabra Dyas | April 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

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…

The Awareness of Sin

By Sabra Dyas | April 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

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…