Tag Archives: strength

Stop fighting! (Psalm 46, I Samuel 19)

It’s been a few days since I last posted. I’ve either been fighting a cold or hay fever since last week, and it’s hard to tell which. Not to mention the fact that it’s been a slow week for insights … Continue reading

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Colossians 1:1-14 — A prayer for all believers

If you ever want to pray a prayer for a fellow Christian but are not sure how to do it, and you want to go beyond a simple, “bless so-and-so,” you don’t have to look any further than the prayers … Continue reading

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Proverbs 24 — Building our house

What kind of house are you building?  No, I’m not talking about your literal house.   I’m talking about your life.  What kind of life are you building? That’s what Solomon addresses here in chapter 24. He says, By wisdom a … Continue reading

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Psalm 29 — The awesome God…who cares about you

Many people in Japan think I’m strange, but I love thunderstorms.  I love hearing the lightning flash and the thunder roar.  Of course, this is much cooler indoors, than out.  🙂 I was looking at the Amplified Bible today, and … Continue reading

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Psalm 20 — The key to victory

It seems that David wrote this psalm on the eve of a battle.  And here, the people pray for God’s blessing on him as he and his army go out. May the Lord answer you when you are in distress; … Continue reading

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Nehemiah 6 — Lies, discernment, and strength

With the walls near completion, the enemies of the Jews made one last attempt to stop the work. First, they tried to lure Nehemiah out of the city where they could ambush and kill him.  Four times they tried to … Continue reading

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Isaiah 40:27-31 — The power of hope

Hope. If there is one thing we need when facing the future, it’s hope.  Without hope, all that’s left is despair. And that’s how the Israelites felt.  In despair.  Their lives were falling apart, and God seemed far away.  And … Continue reading

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Isaiah 33:2 — A prayer

I’ve kind of gotten out of the habit of memorizing scripture and I want to get back into it.  A couple of days ago, I worked on Isaiah 30:15.  Today it’s this verse. O Lord, be gracious to us; we … Continue reading

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