Category Archives: suffering

the true score

Joel 3:4-8 (JDV) Joel 3:4 And also: what are you to me – Tyre, Sidon, and all the territories of Philistia? Are you getting retaliation1 or trying to get even with me? I will quickly bring retaliation on your heads. … Continue reading

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when the dominoes start falling

Joel 2:1-2 (JDV) Joel 2:1 Blow a ram’s horn bugle1 in Zion; sound an alarm on my holy mountain! Let all the people living in the land tremble, because the day of Yahveh is coming; in fact, it is near … Continue reading

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disaster and destiny

Joel 1:15-20 (JDV) Joel 1:15 Tragedy on that day! You see, the day of Yahveh is near and will come as a destructive storm from the Almighty. Joel 1:16 Hasn’t the food been cut off before our eyes, joy and … Continue reading

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miserable means

Galatians 6:17-18 (JDV) Galatians 6:17 From now on, let no one cause me trouble, because I am bearing on my body the marks of Jesus. Galatians 6:18 Brothers, the favor of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your breath. Amen. … Continue reading

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guarded, but overwhelmed

  Psalm 40:11-13 Psalm 40:11 Yahveh, you do not withhold your compassion from me. Your covenant faithfulness and truth will always guard me. Psalm 40:12 You see, troubles without number have surrounded me; my violations have overtaken me; I am … Continue reading

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full disclosure

  Psalm 38:9-12 Psalm 38:9 Master, my every desire is in front of you; my sighing is not hidden from you. Psalm 38:10 My heart races, my strength leaves me, and even the light of my eyes has faded. Psalm … Continue reading

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Faith that outlasts bad times

Psalm 37:18-19 Psalm 37:18 Yahveh watches over the blameless all their days, and their inheritance will last permanently. Psalm 37:19 They will not be disgraced in times of adversity; they will be satisfied in days of hunger. Faith that outlasts … Continue reading

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keeping God on speed-dial

  Psalm 32:6-7 Psalm 32:6 This is why everyone who is faithful should pray to you immediately. When great floodwaters come, they will not capture him. Psalm 32:7 You are my hiding place; you protect me from trouble. You surround … Continue reading

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no one to help

Psalm 22:9-11 Psalm 22:9 It was you who brought me out of the uterus, making me secure at my mother’s breast. Psalm 22:10 I was given over to you at birth; you have been my God from my mother’s uterus. … Continue reading

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his worm time

Psalm 22:6-8 Psalm 22:6 But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by Adam and despised by people. Psalm 22:7 Everyone who sees me ridicules me; they sneer and shake their heads: Psalm 22:8 “He relies on Yahveh; … Continue reading

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