Tag Archives: depending on God

Response to Crisis; July 11, 2021


Isaiah 37:1 When King Hezekiah heard this, he tore his clothes and put on sackcloth and went into the temple of the Lord. King Hezekiah lived in pretty terrible times, but he was definitely one of the better kings of … Continue reading

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Believing Prayer; May 27, 2021


1 Chronicles 5:20 He answered their prayers, because they trusted in him. Too often, people pray as a last option. We tend to pray when nothing else works out! When I started reading this morning I wondered why I had … Continue reading

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Judging; May 4, 2021


1 Samuel 3:9 So Eli told Samuel, “Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place. This was perhaps the high point of … Continue reading

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Struggling with God; April 21, 2021


Genesis 32:28 Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with men and have overcome.” When you look at Jewish history, Israel is an enormously appropriate name. As … Continue reading

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Seeking God; February 16, 2021


Jeremiah 29:13-14 “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the Lord Some people seem to seek God halfheartedly, and that really doesn’t cut it. God … Continue reading

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Trust; January 1, 2020


Psalms 118:1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. This Psalm is loaded with potent truth, a lot of which has been turned into songs. Verse one is already chosen as the verse for … Continue reading

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Pressing On; December 31, 2020


Philippians 3:12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. What an appropriate passage for any landmark, … Continue reading

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Depending on God; December 8, 2020


1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it. I … Continue reading

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Faithfulness; October 4, 2020


Psalm 145:13 The Lord is faithful to all His promises and loving toward all He has made. I was attracted to this part of the Psalm, but when I went to type in the Japanese it was missing! Then I … Continue reading

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Difficulty; October 1, 2020


Psalm 116:10 I believed; therefore I said, “I am greatly afflicted.” I definitely prefer the Japanese translation of this verse, which the NIV gives as a footnote: “I believed even when I said, ‘I am greatly afflicted.’” Acknowledging difficulty doesn’t … Continue reading

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