Tag Archives: Circumstance

Faith and Praise: David’s Personal Relationship With God

David and all the Israelites were celebrating with all their might before God, with songs and with harps, lyres, timbrels, cymbals and trumpets. 1 Chronicles 13:8 (NIV) For the better part of this year, we’ve been journeying through the story … Continue reading

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Letting Go of My Personal Timetable

“The Lord has done what he predicted through me.” 1 Samuel 28:17 (NIV) When I was a young man, I couldn’t wait to grow up. There is a natural progression of time and life, but there was something in me … Continue reading

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A Mysterious Tension: Personal Initiative and Divine Timing

As surely as the Lord lives,” [David] said, “the Lord himself will strike [Saul], or his time will come and he will die, or he will go into battle and perish. But the Lord forbid that I should lay a hand … Continue reading

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Perfect Timing; Respecting the Plan

“May the Lord judge between you and me. And may the Lord avenge the wrongs you have done to me, but my hand will not touch you.” – David (1 Samuel 24:12) “I know that you will surely be king and … Continue reading

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Divinely Sanctioned Detours on Life’s Road

Tamar was aware that Shelah had grown up, but no arrangements had been made for her to come and marry him. So she changed out of her widow’s clothing and covered herself with a veil to disguise herself. Then she … Continue reading

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Just What I Need in the Moment

Chapter-a-Day Psalm 69 Save me, O God, for the floodwaters are up to my neck. Deeper and deeper I sink into the mire; I can’t find a foothold. I am in deep water, and the floods overwhelm me. Psalm 69:1-2 … Continue reading

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Swimming Against the Tide of Circumstance

Chapter-a-Day Psalm 57 My heart is confident in you, O God;     my heart is confident.     No wonder I can sing your praises! Psalm 57:7 (NLT) According to the liner notes at the beginning of Psalm 57, David wrote these lyrics … Continue reading

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