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Prayer for Victory: Praying Through Psalm 20


The context of Psalm 20 is that the Davidic king is going out to battle. It is a prayer for his success - for protection, help, and God's support. As Christians, our lives are a continual spiritual battle. This psalm can be our pattern of a prayer for victory in…

When God’s Answer Is “No”


"What if your husband never changes?" That question changed my life. About 4 years into our marriage, things looked pretty bleak. We were literally on the brink of divorce and I thought we were doomed. In my mind, I felt there were only two options: Our marriage would end, or…

God Is Still On The Throne


  My God - the One for whom I live, the One I serve, the King of Kings - that God is still on the throne. The Bible Tells Me So The Bible, which is the authority on all things True, tells me that God is on the throne. The…

God’s Majesty & Our Praise


Majesty & Why It Matters "Majesty" isn't a word we use a whole lot in everyday language. What does it mean? The dictionary defines it as "greatness" or "dignity". What makes God majestic? Psalm 8 (below) tells of the dignity He has given to mankind. This revelation of His character…

Hope In God’s Faithfulness Even When It Hurts


I really don't struggle to trust that God is faithful. In recent years, I've come to understand that this is a gift (the gift of faith?), and I don't take it for granted. This faith has sustained me through the most difficult circumstances, the lowest valleys, my darkest days. Even when…

When God Has Other Plans


It wasn't my intention to lose momentum so soon after starting Wield The Word. But we never intend to lose anything, do we? God's Plans Are Not Mine Proverbs 16:9 says, "The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps." Later in Proverbs (19:21), we are…

Take A Pique…


I like to collect links to useful articles, websites, or really anything that catches my fancy. Here are just a few things that have been on my mind and in my browser this week. Fight Anymore - This relatively new song really ministered to me this week. The lyrics are…

Stones of Remembrance


  Remembering the faithfulness of God in our lives, remembering answers to prayer, remembering life-changing moments... these are powerful tools in all stages of our walk with God. It helps us to keep our eyes on Jesus instead of on our circumstances. It reminds us that our circumstances are not…

Endurance: Look To Jesus


Click here to read the previous posts in this series. According to Hebrews 12:2, another part of God's prescription for endurance is looking to Jesus. Why is this important? What does it actually mean? And why does it help us to endure? A familiar and much-loved hymn gives us a…

Take A Pique…


  I like to collect links to useful articles, websites, or really anything that catches my fancy. Here are just a few things that have been on my mind and in my browser this week.   How To Wait For The Lord When Life Feels Like Garbage - Stephen Altrogge…