He Hears Us

What Do You Do With Your Guilt?

SCRIPTURE Psalm 51 To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.  1  Have mercy on me, O God,  according to your steadfast love;  according to your abundant mercy  blot out my transgressions.  2  Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,  and cleanse me from my sin!  3  For I know my transgressions,  and my sin is ever before me.  4  Against you, you only, have I sinned  and…

God is with you

SCRIPTURE Psalm 139 To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.  1  O Lord, you have searched me and known me!  2  You know when I sit down and when I rise up;  you discern my thoughts from afar.  3  You search out my path and my lying down  and are acquainted with all my ways.  4  Even before a word is on my tongue,  behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.  5  You hem me in, behind and before,  and…

Is Evil Winning?

SCRIPTURE Psalm 10 Why, O Lord, do you stand far away?    Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? 2 In arrogance the wicked hotly pursue the poor;    let them be caught in the schemes that they have devised.3 For the wicked boasts of the desires of his soul,    and the one greedy for gain curses[a] and renounces the Lord.4 In the pride of his face[b] the wicked does not seek him;[c]    all his thoughts are, “There is no God.”5 His ways prosper at all times;    your judgments are on high, out of his sight;    as for all his foes, he puffs at them.6 He says…

Sin and Forgiveness

SCRIPTURE Psalm 32 A Maskil of David.  Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven,    whose sin is covered.2 Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity,    and in whose spirit there is no deceit. 3 For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away    through my groaning all day long.4 For day and night your hand was heavy upon me;    my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. Selah 5 I acknowledged my sin to you,    and I did not cover my iniquity;I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”    and you forgave…

Go to God

SCRIPTURE Psalm 42-43 To the choirmaster. A Maskil of the Sons of Korah.  1  As a deer pants for flowing streams,  so pants my soul for you, O God.  2  My soul thirsts for God,  for the living God.  When shall I come and appear before God?  3  My tears have been my food  day and night,  while they say to me all the day long,  “Where is your God?”  4  These things I remember,  as I pour out my…

Committing to the God of Life and Joy

SCRIPTURE Psalm 16 1  Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.  2  I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;  I have no good apart from you.”  3  As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones,  in whom is all my delight.  4  The sorrows of those who run after another god shall multiply;  their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out  or take their names on my lips.  5 …