Friend, all of us have been “marred” in one way or another, and none of us are even close to being perfect, but God can pick up the broken pieces, fix the cracks, mold us, and shape us into something that will please Him.
I wonder, how long has it been since some of us have taken the time from our busy schedules to count our blessings, look at the good, and ponder God’s greatness? While David sat in his house, thinking on God and His goodness, I can imagine him “swelling up” and even getting a little emotional.
In addition, the church has been dealing with issues of political correctness and which things or lifestyles are really sin. All of these are important issues in Christianity. However, our understanding and personal preferences about them can cause debates and quarreling which only leads to further division.
Do you need help today? Help physically, emotionally, on the job, or even with a relationship? If you need help today with anything, this Psalm is for you!
The thing about being a hospice chaplain is that you deal with people who are at the end of their lives. There are no future dreams and hopes left in this life, but only a lot of reflection on the past. There is one case that changed me forever.
The Bible opens with man in the garden of Eden with God. There were four rivers in Eden mentioned in the book of the beginnings (Genesis 2:10-14). The Bible closes by telling the saved we will be with the Lord in a place of perfection and peace just like Eden before the fall of man. Again, we see that just like Eden there is a river that differs from the other four named in Genesis. This river is of water of life according to the text.
Prayer: He has taken all the work out of it! By Pastor Joe McKeever Your Father knows what things you have need of before you ask Him....