Tag Archives: Suffering

God’s Potent Potions?

You have made your people see hard things; you have given us wine to drink that made us stagger. Psalm 60:3 ESV ‘It’s not you, it’s me’, is a familiar line from an old television show of the 90’s (I … Continue reading

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Psalm 38

A Psalm of David, for the memorial offering. O Lord, rebuke me not in your anger, nor discipline me in your wrath! For your arrows have sunk into me, and your hand has come down on me. There is no … Continue reading

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Psalm 35

Of David. Contend, O Lord, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me! Take hold of shield and buckler and rise for my help! Draw the spear and javelin against my pursuers! Say to my soul, “I … Continue reading

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Psalm 55

To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Maskil of David. Give ear to my prayer, O God, and hide not yourself from my plea for mercy! Attend to me, and answer me; I am restless in my complaint and I … Continue reading

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‘ a place of springs’ (1)

‘Blessed are those whose strength is in you, in whose heart are the highways to Zion. As they go through the valley of Baca they make it a place of springs; the early rain also covers it with pools.’ Psalm … Continue reading

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Psalm 119 (20) ‘Resh’ (verse 153-160)

Resh    Look upon my suffering and deliver me,     for I have not forgotten your law.    Defend my cause and redeem me;     preserve my life according to your promise.    Salvation is far from the wicked,     … Continue reading

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Psalm 31

For the director of music. A psalm of David. In you, O LORD, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in your righteousness. Turn your ear to me, come quickly to my rescue; be … Continue reading

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‘Oh, how I love your law!’ (11)

They almost wiped me from the earth, but I have not forsaken your precepts. Psalm 119:87 Are you a pessimist or an optimist? Is the glass half full or is it half empty? When you pick up your next doughnut … Continue reading

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‘Oh, how I love your Law…’ (9)

You are good, and what you do is good; teach me your decrees. It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees. PS 119:68, 71 ‘It’s for your own good…’ ‘If you know what’s … Continue reading

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“My hope is in you…” (3)

‘But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you.’  Psalm 39:7 Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard … Continue reading

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