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“How good it is to be near God! I have made the Sovereign Lord my shelter, and I will tell everyone about the wonderful things you do” (Psalm 73:28 NLT).

October 1, 2022

NEARER MY GOD TO THEE The psalmist wrote on the goodness of being near to God and finding shelter under His sovereign care. He declared his desire to “tell everyone” about the “wonderful” deeds of the Lord. Do you know the goodness of being near the Lord? Why not take a moment right now to

“I will praise you as long as I live, lifting up my hands to you in prayer” (Psalms 63:4 NLT).

September 19, 2022

DAVID’S SWEET PSALM OF PRAYER AND PRAISE David made a commitment to praise and pray to the Lord all the days of his life. The superscription of this psalm states that David was in the wilderness of Judah when he wrote it. Many scholars believe it was written during the time he was hiding from

“Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him” (Psalms 62:5 NLT).

September 18, 2022

HOW DO WE LET ALL THAT WE ARE WAIT QUIETLY ON GOD? Do many distracting thoughts and conflicting opinions seem to be battling it out within your mind? You try to quiet them, so that you can hear the Lord, but the cacophony remains. What do you do? Ask the Lord to help you, so

“Have mercy on me, O God, because of your unfailing love. Because of your great compassion, blot out the stain of my sins” (Psalm 51:1 NLT).

September 7, 2022

THE UNFAILING LOVE AND GREAT COMPASSION OF OUR GOD David prayed for God’s mercy and forgiveness after being confronted with his sin with Bathsheba. He did not ask for God’s mercy based on himself, but according to God’s “unfailing love” and “great compassion.” David knew what his sin deserved, yet he cried out for God

“The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand.” (Psalm 37:23-24 NLT).

August 21, 2022

TAKE MY HAND, PRECIOUS LORD, LEAD ME ON David trusted the Lord to guide and direct him. He had no doubt that the God of the universe had interest in the details of his life. He had learned that God not only delighted in directing him, but the Lord was also always present to lift

“With every bone in my body I will praise him” (Psalm 35:10 NLT).

August 17, 2022

TELL DEM BONES TO PRAISE THE LORD!  David declared his intent to praise the Lord “with every bone” in his body in anticipation of the Lord’s rescue. David would not offer the Lord half-hearted worship. He was a whole-hearted worshiper, and out of that came a commitment to whole-bodied praise. David would hold nothing back

“In times of trouble, may the Lord answer your cry. May the name of the God of Jacob keep you safe from all harm” (Psalms 20:1 NLT).

July 26, 2022

DON’T FACE TROUBLE ALONE Is anyone in trouble? Cry out to the Lord. You don’t have to face trouble alone. For the Lord will answer those who call on His name. Yet, we often try to keep our trouble to ourselves. We say, “I got this.” When we know that we don’t. Rather than turning

“Why are the nations so angry? Why do they waste their time with futile plans? The kings of the earth prepare for battle; the rulers plot together against the Lord and against his anointed one…But the one who rules in heaven laughs” (Psalms 2:1-2, 4 NLT).

July 4, 2022

AMERICA, BLESS GOD! On this date, when we celebrate our nation’s Independence Day, we are appropriately thankful for God’s blessing on America. Yet, we are troubled by the constant news of economic woes, wars, pandemics and rioting. There is so much anger in our world. The first century Christians quoted this same Scripture when they

“Come quickly, Lord, and answer me, for my depression deepens. Don’t turn away from me, or I will die.” (Psalms 143:7 NLT).

June 25, 2022

DAVID’S RESPONSE TO DEEP DEPRESSION David prayed that the Lord would give a quick answer to his need. For he was in a deep depression. David despaired that God would either wait in answering or even worse, turn away from him. Depression can make even the most committed believer feel that God has forsaken them.

“The Lord will work out his plans for my life— for your faithful love, O LORD, endures forever” (Psalm 138:8 NLT).

June 20, 2022

WHOSE PLANS ARE YOU TRYING TO FOLLOW? Even in the midst of troubles, David trusted that the Lord was at work in his life. For even when things didn’t go according to his own plans, he believed in the faithful love of God to work out His plans for his life. David trusted that God