Some boast in chariots and some in horses, but we will boast in the name of the Lord, our God. Boast can also mean to praise, to trust, or are strong through. It sounds so clear and simple. Just trust God and it’ll all work out. Except for the fact that sometimes those who trust
That the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart would be pleasing to you, God. Proverbs communicates the significance of our words. That life and death are in the power of the tongue. That by the fruit of man’s mouth, he is satisfied and filled. Words matter – even the mutterings under
But the Lord was my stay. Stay: to stop from motion or falling; to prop; to fix firmly; to hold up; to support. To support from sinking; to sustain with strength; to satisfy in part for the time. The nautical definition might be my favorite: to tack, as a vessel, so that the other side
I will be satisfied with Your likeness when I awake. (17:15) Two important things here: We can actually be satisfied. Not just temporarily appeased or feeling good momentarily. But we can be fully satisfied without needing anything else. We can be satisfied with God alone. Not in addition to something or as long as something
I will bless the Lord who has counseled me; indeed, my mind instructs me in the night. – Psalms 16:7 In order to be counseled, we need to listen. In order to listen, we need to be quiet. In order to be quiet, we need to stop. In order to stop, we need to trust.
This was the instruction given to the Israelites right before the sea was divided. They had their backs against the wall, pursued by an enemy with no way forward. They even began to say things like, “Forget this, we should’ve just stayed in Egypt… it would’ve been better to be slaves in Egypt than free
“Well… your suggestion is a little like steering the titanic. We will get there eventually.” This is a common response to ideas or thoughts on making something better. The response is challenging because yes, it’s true. However, it’s also a punt. What if the Titanic actually turned? 2020 turned a bunch of ships in directions
Ein od milvado translated in the Jewish Bible as “there is nothing but Him.” In every situation… In every circumstance… In every hardship or harsh word… In every joy and thrill… there is nothing but God. Trust is the purest display of faith.
It’s because we want it to actually be greener… and we want it bad. We want the culture to be better. We want there to be more money. We want the hours to be less. We want to be less stressed. We also hate this phrase because almost every single time it’s not greener. Dang.
It can seem like it’s the same thing… it can even look the same. But it’s not. Acceptance is defined as a “willingness to tolerate a difficult or unpleasant situation” which is a far cry from giving up. Acceptance is much more active than its passive counterpart of giving up. Learning how to accept a