God is Near

Psalm 34:18 – “The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.” It is a broken world we’re living in. Just a glimpse at the daily news is enough to dampen our spirits. There’s so much hatred and violence, terror and death...
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Justice and Mercy

Job 34:23 – “For he will not lay upon man more than right; that he should enter into judgment with God.” Going through pain and suffering is never easy. Left to us, we’d ask God to keep afflictions far away from us, so we can enjoy a cushy life. But a calm and easy life...
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How do we get God’s blessings and grace

Romans 5:2-“By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” All blessings that we receive are because of God’s grace. Paul shows the blessings that come to people after they have invited God into their lives. They...
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How do we stand

Psalm 121:3-“He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber.” Sometimes, when we come back from a dinner or from work, we see a watchman dozing off on a chair. He is human after all. But the God we rely on, neither dozes off nor sleeps soundly, while...
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How to obtain mercy and find grace

Hebrews 4:16—”Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” Hypothetically as a parent, how would you react when your young child comes toward you? The most natural thing would be to make some...
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How to get wisdom

Proverbs 1:7—”The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” There are people who loathe wisdom or instruction. The Bible terms them as ‘fools’. These people are not dimwitted or senseless people. They may be learned and...
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How to walk in God’s Light

Psalm 89:15—”Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance.” -Happy are those who have learned to praise God and to hear the joyful call to worship, via trumpets. (Blowing of trumpets and other glad noises...
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How to handle trials

Job 5:17-“Happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise thou not the chastening of the Almighty”. Does the first part of this scripture leave you befuddled? “Happy is the man whom God correcteth”. Well, we know that being corrected is a good thing and ultimately works...
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How to renew your strength

Isaiah 40:31—”They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” There are many instances in the Bible when people were asked to wait on God, such...
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God preserves His people

Psalm 12:7:  Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever. The psalmist prays to God to keep the godly people safe from ungodly men.  He trusts God’s words of promises as silver refined in the furnace 7 times.  He makes his request...
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