Tag Archives: trials

Tests; July 27, 2019


Psalm 26:2-3 Test me, O Lord, and try me, examine my heart and my mind; for your love is ever before me, and I walk continually in your truth. This strikes me as a rather foolhardy prayer! David loved God, … Continue reading

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Enemies; July 25, 2019


Psalm 23:5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. I’ve had this Psalm memorized since childhood, and I was actually rather curious as to what the … Continue reading

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Witnessing; March 16, 2019


Acts 16:25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Sometimes people don’t notice us at all, but sometimes they are really paying attention. That’s what being a … Continue reading

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Trouble; January 14, 2019


Revelation 11:7 Now when they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from the Abyss will attack them, and overpower and kill them. Whatever else you say about Revelation, I think you will concede that some pretty bad … Continue reading

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Suffering; January 5, 2019


Revelation 1:9 I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. When you … Continue reading

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The Joy of Faith; December 19, 2018


1 Peter 1:8-9 Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal … Continue reading

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Perseverance; December 15, 2018


James 1:2-4 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not … Continue reading

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