Tag Archives: disappointment

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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Rest; August 13, 2019


Psalm 62:1 My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. This verse is echoed in verse five, just changing “hope” for “salvation.” However, the Japanese translation puts a very different slant on them both. It says, … Continue reading

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Praise and Worship; October 28, 2017


Psalm 57:7 My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music. I think this is a pretty clear example of what the Word/Faith people would call a positive confession. To this point David … Continue reading

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January 29, 2017


1 John 5:14-15 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we … Continue reading

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November 25, 2015


Psalm 27:14 Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Once again we have a passage where the Japanese seems much richer than the English. Rendered in English, the Japanese says, “Wait in hope/wait … Continue reading

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August 29, 2015


Acts 16:19 When the owners of the slave girl realized that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the market-place to face the authorities. There are good hopes and there are … Continue reading

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August 9, 2014


Ezekiel 13:23 “I will save my people from your hands. And then you will know that I am the Lord.” This brings to mind what is going on in Israel right now. I have read reports of members of Hamas … Continue reading

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April 17, 2013


Romans 5:5 And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us. People hope for all sorts of things, and sometimes they get them and … Continue reading

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