Daily Verse – Downcast, Disturbed, and Praising.

Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Saviour and my God. Psalms 42:11 NIVUK I think we can all agree that life over the last couple of years has been a bit more stressful than usual. Careers, Covid, and… Continue reading Daily Verse – Downcast, Disturbed, and Praising.

Daily Verse – Father of Me.

‘This, then, is how you should pray: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name . . ."' Matthew 6:9 I have a confession. This verse shouldn't be the Daily Verse. Matthew 6:19 should be. When searching for the verse on the Interlinear version I use, I typed in 6:9 instead. Rather than not storing… Continue reading Daily Verse – Father of Me.

Daily Verse – In the House!

Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. Psalms 23:6 NIVUK Psalm 23 is familiar to most people, believers or not. The view of God as a shepherd is an image which Jesus repeats and expands upon… Continue reading Daily Verse – In the House!

Daily Verse – Father, Potter, Handiwork.

Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand. Isaiah 64:8 NIVUK This verse reminds the original hearer's of Isaiah's prophetic words of their origin stories. The Lord - God - is our father - ab - principal or chief. It was… Continue reading Daily Verse – Father, Potter, Handiwork.

Daily Verse – Understanding Slowness.

The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9 NIVUK The Apostle Paul, writing to the faithful across Roman Asia Minor, reminds them the Lord is not slow - bradunó -… Continue reading Daily Verse – Understanding Slowness.

Daily Verse – Will, Act, Good!

for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfil his good purpose. Philippians 2:13 NIVUK It is common for us to see ourselves in isolation. As our work environments have been forced mostly into solitary affairs due to the Pandemic, and the suspension for long periods of… Continue reading Daily Verse – Will, Act, Good!

Daily Verse – Peace of Mind

You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Isaiah 26:3 NIVUK In today's world it can be difficult to gain peace of mind. In fact it is a new industry, with coaches, books and podcasts, magazines and countless YouTube videos, telling you how to quieten your thoughts… Continue reading Daily Verse – Peace of Mind

Daily Verse – First, Last, Everything.

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33 NIVUK Ordinarily I try to only refer to the words in the chosen verse, but today I need to add a little context. The 'all these things' mentioned in the second half of the… Continue reading Daily Verse – First, Last, Everything.

Daily Verse – Taste and See.

Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. Psalms 34:8 NIVUK One of the greatest first lines in a novel is reputed to be in George Orwell's 1984 - 'The clocks struck Thirteen'. Our verse today may not be the beginning of the chapter but this… Continue reading Daily Verse – Taste and See.

Daily Verse – Trouble and Delivery.

The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all; Psalms 34:19 We used to have to deal with postage and packing. Now it is mostly subscriptions and delivery. There were, and can be, problems with both systems. Most of the time it isn't our fault. In today's Psalm we… Continue reading Daily Verse – Trouble and Delivery.