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He Drew Me Out of Many Waters

“He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.”  Psalm 18:16 “Send thine hand from above; rid me, and delivered me out of great waters, from the hand of strange children.”  Psalm 144:7 “Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul. I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me. I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.”   Psalms 69:1-3 In these passages the Psalmist David is […]

In Troubled Times, He Sends Help!

May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob set you up on high and defend you. Send you help from the sanctuary and support, refresh and strengthen you from Zion.   Psalm 20:1-2 There are times that we need supernatural support and strength to make it through the challenge of the day.  When we call on the Lord He will dispatch help from His throne.  In Psalm 20:2 we read, He sends help from the sanctuary. He will send help, angelic assistance. Scripture tells us that the angels of the […]

Turn Your Eyes

Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. –Matthew 11:28 “Yeah, right.” That’s surely the response some people have when they hear those words of Jesus. Sure, just show up in front of God and your burdens—your financial problems, your difficult coworkers, your longest-held prejudices—will be lifted away. “Turn your eyes upon Jesus,” the old Protestant hymn says, and— as I remember it—the “things of earth will grow strangle dim”. But a lot of people have known about God all their lives and have always chosen Jesus as their […]

A New Beginning

“I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, I will hold thine hand, and I will keep thee. …Behold the former things are come to pass and the new things do I declare before they spring forth I tell you of them.”  Isaiah 42:6-9   I knew the Lord had told me that He would allow me to experience days of Heaven upon the earth, that I would be able to say that I have seen a glimpse of Heaven and it is glorious. As the former things all passed away I soon realized that I was being prepared for […]

Sink into God

As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you. —  Isaiah 66:13 Some people and churches shy away from talking about God as a mother or a father—even though both are perfectly Biblical, if that matters to you—because so many people don’t have very good relationships with their parents.  Some people were so happy to escape the clutches of an abusive mother or abrasive father that they can’t face the God so many people think of as a father.  Others simply can’t relate to these parental images because they never had a parent. For some reason, I’ve never […]