Category Archives: suffering

what sharing Christ entails

what sharing Christ entails Colossians 1:24 -2:5 (JDV) Colossians 1:24 Now I celebrate while I suffer for you, and I am finishing in my flesh the balance of Christ’s afflictions for his body, that is, the congregation. Colossians 1:25 I … Continue reading

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life again

life again Psalm 71:19-21 (JDV) Psalm 71:19 Your righteousness reaches the heights, God, you who have done great things; God, who is like you? Psalm 71:20 You have shown me many troubles and misfortunes, but you will bring me to … Continue reading

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loving his salvation

loving his salvation Psalm 70:4 Let all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; let those who love your salvation continually say, “God is great!” Psalm 70:5 I am oppressed and needy; hurry to me, God. You are … Continue reading

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deep water times

deep water times Psalm 69:1-3 (JDV) Psalm 69:1 Rescue me, God, because the water has risen to my neck. Psalm 69:2 I have sunk in deep mud, and there is no footing; I have come into deep water, and a … Continue reading

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I will bring them back

I will bring them back Psalm 68:19-23 (JDV) Psalm 68:19 Blessed be the Lord! Day after day he bears our burdens; God is our rescue. Selah. Psalm 68:20 Our God is a God of rescue, and escape from death belongs … Continue reading

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like silver is refined

like silver is refined Psalm 66:8-12 (JDV) Psalm 66:8 Bless our God, you peoples; let the sound of his praise be heard. Psalm 66:9 He keeps us alive and does not allow our feet to slip Psalm 66:10 because you, … Continue reading

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present rest and future hope

present rest and future hope Psalm 62:5-7 (JDV) Psalm 62:5 Rest in God alone, my throat, because my hope comes from him. Psalm 62:6 He alone is my rock and my deliverance, my stronghold; I will not be shaken. Psalm … Continue reading

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afterwards Psalm 59:16-17 (JDV) Psalm 59:16 But I will sing of your strength and will joyfully proclaim your covenant faithfulness in the morning, because you have been a stronghold for me, a refuge in my day of trouble. Psalm 59:17 … Continue reading

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when it’s all a wash

when it’s all a wash Psalm 46:1-3 (JDV) Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a helper who is always found in times of trouble. Psalm 46:2 Therefore we will not be afraid, even if the land trembles and … Continue reading

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why and where

why and where Psalm 42:9-10 (JDV) Psalm 42:9 I will say to God, my rock, “Why have you forgotten me? Why must I walk around in darkness because of the enemy’s oppression?” Psalm 42:10 My rivals [1] taunt me, as … Continue reading

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