You, Lord, convict us of our sin – “You are the man” (2 Samuel 12:7). We confess our sin to You – “I have sinned against the Lord” (2 Samuel 12:13). Conviction of sin always comes before confession of sin. How could we confess that we are sinners if You do not show us that […]Read More You, Lord, convict us of our sin. We confess our sin to You.
When, Lord, we are going through “the deep waters” of suffering, help us to pray to You for deliverance (Psalm 69:16). We have sinned against You. We do not try to hide this – “the wrongs that I have done are not hidden from You, my guilt is not hidden from You” (Psalm 69:5). You […]Read More When, Lord, we are going through “the deep waters” of suffering, help us to pray to You for deliverance.
Lord, You are “the God of salvation.” You are “our salvation” (Psalm 68:19-20). Your salvation covers our past, present and future. You have saved us – You have forgiven our sins (Romans 5:1). You are saving us – You are making us the kind of people that You want us to be (Romans 5:3-5). You […]Read More Lord, You are “the God of salvation.”
“By Your power You forced nations out of the land, but You planted our ancestors there. You shattered many groups of people, but You set our ancestors free. It was not with their swords that they took possession of the land. They did not gain victory with their own strength. It was Your right hand, Your arm, and the […]Read More By Your Power … Victory … Praise …. Give Thanks.
2 Corinthians 1:1-2:11 – Times of trouble can turn out to be times of great blessing – ‘God… comforts us in all our affliction’ (1:3-4). Whether good things or bad things are happening to you, don’t forget this: God loves you. His Word is ‘not Yes and No’ – ‘Yes, I love you. No, I […]Read More Times of trouble can turn out to be times of great blessing.
Lord, we thank You that You are preparing a wonderful future for us. It’s glory with You. It’s eternal life: “I shall dwell in the House of the Lord forever” (Psalm 23:6). Fill our hearts, O Lord, with resurrection hope – the true and living hope, the sure and steadfast hope that comes from knowing […]Read More Lord, we thank You that You are preparing a wonderful future for us.
You, Lord, are “our rock and our salvation” (Psalm 62:2,6). We think of Your Son, Jesus Christ – the “Rock of our salvation” (1 Corinthians 10:1-4,16), and we say, “Your steadfast love is better than life … I will praise You as long as I live” (Psalm 63:3-4). We look at Jesus, our great Saviour, […]Read More You, Lord, are “our rock and our salvation.”