God’s Word is your empowering perspective

Scripture Notes on Psalm 119:89-176 If Your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction. I will never forget Your precepts, for by them You have given me life. (Psalm 119:92-93) Discouragement can destroy your life. When affliction arrives, often it’s not the hardness of the circumstance that’s most deadly to […]

God’s promise is your comfort

Scripture Notes on Psalm 119, 1-88 Remember your word to your servant, in which you have made me hope. This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life. (Psalm 119:49-50) When hard times come, where can you find hope to carry you through? Where can you turn for encouragement? You can turn […]

You Will Never Be Forsaken

Do you ever fear God might abandon you? “I will keep Your statutes; do not utterly forsake me!” -Psalm 119:8 I used to worry that God might leave me if I didn’t do what I was supposed to, but today there’s not a place in my heart that is afraid of that at all.  I […]

God Wants to Build You Up, Not Beat You Down

Have you ever felt “beaten down” by the Bible? “With my lips I declare all the rules of your mouth.  In the way of Your testimonies I delight as much as in all riches.”  -Psalm 119:13-14 I once heard that in Australia (and a few other places) they have a concept called “Tall Poppy Syndrome.” […]

Sweeter than Honey

“What does he know that I don’t?” David, the writer of Psalm 119, says, “How sweet your words taste to me; they are sweeter than honey.” (Psalm 119:103) Granted, there are some nice things in the Bible, but really, “sweeter than honey?” Here’s what David understands that we often miss when we read the Scriptures.  ALL […]