“I will set him in the safety for which he yearns.” Psalm 12:5. King David looked out at the world and was troubled. While we, today may view society’s evils as much worse than anything before, David reminds us that evil is not a 21st century innovation. When you are discouraged by all the bad news, cry out […]
“Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.” Psalm 37:3. As God’s children, we have no reason to fear what happens to us nor to envy what happens to others. When we trust His goodness, we are fed by His faithfulness. God’s care surrounds us.
“Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me.” Psalm 23:4. We all know something about fear. And certainly, the men and women we meet in the Bible were subject to fear, ranging from a mere tremor of anxiety all the way to terrifying […]
“Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.” Matthew 14:27. Long ago in Egypt, the Hebrew people had high hopes that Moses would rescue them from slavery. But their hopes were dashed when Moses’ good intentions led to worse conditions. Instead of gaining freedom, the people were pressed even harder. Moses and the Hebrews were […]
“The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” Psalm 118:6. Nehemiah was a man of great courage. He served as governor of the Jews who returned to Jerusalem to rebuild the walls of the city. Although his efforts were bitterly opposed by the people who lived in […]