Psalm 25

“To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. O my God, in you I trust; let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me. Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame; they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous. Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.” Psalm 25:1-5 ESV It is very easy for us to praise and delight in the […]

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Psalm 23

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.  Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.  You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of […]

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Psalm 22

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning? O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer, and by night, but I find no rest.” Psalm 22:1-2 ESV The majority of true believers know that suffering is a part of the Christian journey that we cannot escape. Life doesn’t become easier and more (materially) prosperous when God welcomes us into His family. The Christian’s suffering can come in many different forms, like persecution, physical pain, financial insecurity, but also emotional and mental […]

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Psalm 16

“Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge. I say to the Lord , “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.”  As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight. The sorrows of those who run after another god shall multiply; their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out or take their names on my lips.  The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot. The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful […]

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Psalm 9

“I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds. I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.” Psalm 9:1-2 ESV When we go through trying times, it is very hard to be thankful about anything. We rather grumble bitterly, complain in our dissatisfaction and fold our arms in arrogant self-pity. We also tend to forget any of the good gifts that God has given us in the past or the promises that He has guaranteed for our futures. Look at […]

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