God will be your voice when you have none

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 38


I have become like a man who does not hear, and in whose mouth are no rebukes.  But for You, O Lord, do I wait; it is You, O Lord my God, who will answer.  (Psalm 38:14-15)

Sometimes life can leave you speechless with sorrow.

Maybe the pain comes from unjust persecution.  Maybe it’s a consequence of your sin.  Maybe it’s divine discipline or simply the result of living in a broken world, but sooner or later you will get to that point when you don’t even have any strength left to protest.

And that’s where your God will step in.

He is a faithful Father who loves to come to the aid of His children!  He is a gracious provider who loves to look after His people!

So, when you find yourself in that place of stunned silence or speechless suffering, may you find courage in the hope of this truth: God will be your voice when you have none.

-Pastor Phillip

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The Speech and the Glory

What results do your words produce?

“Immediately an angel of the Lord struck [Herod] down, because he did not give God the glory… But the word of God increased and multiplied.” -Acts 12:23-24

Herod gives a great oration, a powerful speech that causes all those who hear it to respond in praise, but not to God.  Herod wows the crowd and receives their adoration gladly, but the end result is both judgement for him and an end to his words.

BUT the Word of God goes out in power.

As if in contrast to the word of man, this Word both increases (linearly) and multiplies (exponentially), proof of God’s favor and His desire for His rightful glory.

Let us not seek to impress with our own words, but to incarnate His (“flesh them out”), for when our words give glory to God, He is faithful to make them effective and fruitful for the Kingdom.