by TJ Bates via Theology Mix Do you know? Have you not heard? the Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on

by TJ Bates We have heard with our ears, O God; our fathers have told us ​what you did in their days, in days long ago. With your hand you drove out the nations and planted our fathers; you crushed the peoples and made our fathers flourish. It was not by their sword that they won the land, nor did their arm bring them victory; it was your right hand, your arm, and the light of your face, for you loved

by TJ Bates Why are you downcast, O my soul Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. –Psalm 42:5-6 I smile when I read what Dr. Snyder wrote: "David was talking to himself again. Generally not a good sign!" Dr. Snyder admits he's been where David was. I know I have also. Have you? If so, you will appreciate the following words from Dr. Snyder. "Verse three of this

Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. –Psalm 37:1-4 ​What a load off our shoulders—we don't have to give a second thought to those who wrong us. God

Week 4 of A Study in Joy And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. –Romans 8:28 In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will. –Ephesians 1:11 Are you wondering if you can ever reach a point of joy and contentment when you look back at a life of stupid mistakes, botched

By Alastair Hayward The Scripture verses we are looking at are Isaiah 65:18 and Galatians 5:22-25. In this corona time, it can be particularly difficult to be joyful as the regulations seem to change every week, sometimes even more often. Each time the rules seem to get stricter. Last Christmas, our plans were thrown into disarray when the UK announced a stricter, Tier 4 lockdown. Our son was to be in Munich for the holidays, but he had to cancel his plans.

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. –Proverbs 16:3 ​Does this mean that God will make all our plans succeed? As Dr. Snyder says, that would be chaos! The word that is important in this proverb is "commit." Dr. Snyder explains, "…this is a piece of wisdom that encourages us to commit and submit all our business, activities, and plans to God so that if they are good and in line with his highest will, they'll come

I lift up my eyes to the hills--where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip--he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord watches over you--the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep

But in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. –Hebrews 1:2-3 This is a beautiful passage and is a wonderful reminder of who

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