To Know God is to Wrestle with God

Christian Life, Psalms

“O Lord, do not rebuke me in Your anger, nor chasten me in Your wrath. Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am pining away; heal me, O Lord, for my bones are dismayed.  And my soul is greatly dismayed; but You, O Lord—how long?  Return, O Lord, rescue my soul; save me because […]

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February 9, 2016

The Son of Man & the Psalms of Men

Biblical Meditations, Psalms

“O God, arrogant men have risen up against me, and a band of violent men have sought my life, and they have not set You before them.  But You, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness and truth” (Ps 86.14-15). In God’s magnificent creativity and grace he created […]

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March 3, 2014

Christians Get Frustrated Too

Biblical Meditations, Christian Life, Psalms

God can be very frustrating. There. I said it. We like neat categories where every situation has a clear explanation. God is doing this for that reason. A friend insists on a destructive lifestyle because he is clearly unregenerate, and sin is what the unregenerate do. One plus one equals two. Another friend seems never […]

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December 15, 2013