Tag Archives: God’s faithfulness

II Thessalonians 3:1-5 — When we’re in the midst of trial

I’ve mentioned many times that God has never promised us an easy life. Paul certainly didn’t have an easy life. He was beaten and persecuted for the sake of the gospel. He was shipwrecked and stretched beyond his ability to … Continue reading

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I Corinthians 1:1-9 — Sanctified and called to be holy

The church in Corinth, as we will see throughout this book, had its share of problems, many of them serious. That said, it’s really amazing the things Paul said about the church.  He called them “sanctified in Christ” and called … Continue reading

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Psalm 138 — The God who fulfills his purpose in me

After the depressing nature of Psalm 137, this psalm is quite refreshing.  Why?  I suppose it’s because the focus is back where it should be:  on God. When David composed this psalm is uncertain, but I suppose it’s possible he … Continue reading

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Psalm 125 — Unshaken

This is another of my favorite psalms, in part because there was a song we used to sing at my church way back when that was based on it.  I especially love the first two verses. Those who trust in … Continue reading

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Psalm 119:81-96 — Where we put our hope

And so we hit the halfway point of this psalm. I love the psalmist’s words to open this section. My soul faints with longing for your salvation, but I have put my hope in your word.  (81) Sometimes we go … Continue reading

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Psalm 89 — The God who never fails

After such a depressing psalm in Psalm 88, Psalm 89 starts off on a much brighter note.  Nevertheless, it too was also written in a time of trouble. The psalmist starts by singing, I will sing of the Lord’s great love … Continue reading

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Psalm 86 — Guarding our hearts in times of trouble

Solomon once wrote “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.”  (Proverbs 4:23) This is always true, of course, but especially in times of trouble.  And Solomon’s father David certainly had his share of it. … Continue reading

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Psalm 70 — Hurry up God!

I debated briefly whether to give this chapter it’s own blog entry, considering it’s very similar to the latter part of Psalm 40.  But I don’t think I really commented much on that part of Psalm 40, so I decided … Continue reading

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Hosea 11:1-11 — The unfailing love of God

Does God love me? That’s a question that echoes within the hearts of millions.  But there’s another question that aches within the hearts of many. Does God still love me? So often, we see the love of others and how … Continue reading

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