Monday Musings

An Earnest Prayer

“‘For we do not present our pleas before you because of our righteousness, but because of your great mercy. O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive. O Lord, pay attention and act. Delay not, for your own sake, O my God, because your city and your people are called by your name’” (Daniel 9:18b-19). Daniel’s faithfulness… Continue reading An Earnest Prayer

Monday Musings

God’s Quiet Work

“And behold, an angel of the Lord stood next to him, and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him, saying, ‘Get up quickly.’ And the chains fell off his hands” (Acts 12:7). The early church began experiencing opposition immediately after it came into existence. The apostles were… Continue reading God’s Quiet Work

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Strengthened Faith

“‘So now, O LORD our God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you alone are the LORD’” (Isaiah 37:20). Isaiah ministered in Judah throughout the reigns of several kings, one of whom was Hezekiah. During Hezekiah’s rule, the king of Assyria came up against Judah and… Continue reading Strengthened Faith

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Give Thanks

“The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation” (Psalm 118:1). This psalm is one of great thanksgiving. While many psalms are a blend of distress and subsequent joy, this one is entirely an exultation of God and His glorious power. He is a God Who saves, and the psalmist rejoices… Continue reading Give Thanks

Monday Musings

Soul’s Rest

“Return, O my soul, to your rest; for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you” (Psalm 116:7). In this life, it’s easy to become unsettled. Bad things happen. Dangers may assail us. Death itself is ever lurking. In the middle of distress, it can be hard to trust God. Where is He while all this… Continue reading Soul’s Rest