trust

“It Is I; Don’t Be Afraid” (John 6:18-21)

“A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough. When they had rowed three or three and a half miles, they saw Jesus approaching the boat, walking on the water; and they were terrified. But he said to them, ‘It is I; don’t be afraid.’ Then they were willing to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the shore where they were heading.” (John 6:18-21)

There’s a popular saying that states: “When the going gets tough, the tough gets going.” This is a call for people to depend on their own strength and to just “push through” their circumstances and “hang in there.” But fortunately God gives us a better way! (more…)

For In You I Take Refuge (Psalm 16:1-2)

When I opened my Email this morning, the Daily Bible Verse I got from theDailyBibleVerse.org said:

“Keep me safe, my God, for in you I take refuge. I say to the Lord, ‘You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.'” (Psa. 16:1-2)

Funny, because I also ran into these verses this morning before I even saw that Email:

“It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man.” (Psa. 118:8)

“Put not your trust in princes, in mortal man, who cannot save.” (Psa. 146:3) (more…)

I Lift Up My Soul (Psalm 143:8)

“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.” (Psa. 143:8)

David was crying out in the midst of despair, hopelessness, and depression. He prayed to the Lord for deliverance from his enemies, and also for divine guidance- not that he would do his own will, but that the Lord would be the one to lead him and give him hope for His Name’s sake. (more…)

He Knows You (Psalm 139:1)

“O Lord, you have searched me and you know me.” (Psa. 139:1)

“Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?” (Psa. 139:7)
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” (Psa. 139:13-14)

“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” (Psa. 139:23-24)

Psalm 139 has easily become on of my favorite psalms! David pens so many wonderful truths and thoughts about the Lord that bring us a deeper look into God’s beauty and greatness. (more…)

In His Hands (Psalm 138:6-8)

“Though the Lord is on high, he looks upon the lowly, but the proud he knows from afar. Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes, with your right hand you save me. The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O Lord, endures forever- do not abandon the works of your hands.” (Psa. 138:6-8)

Although my family is going through a worrisome situation with my wife’s health right now, the Lord is faithful to send daily reminders through His Word that He is walking with us, and will not leave us nor forsake us! (more…)