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I Cried Out to God for Help – Psalm 77 NIV 2 Minute Devotional

As I read through the Psalms, it always amazes me how instinctive it is for the Psalmist to passionately set his thoughts and prayers upon God, no matter what the circumstances. My instinct is to try to figure out how to deal with the situation first, then ask God for help. The Psalmist says: “I …

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Save Me From My Enemies – Psalm 18 NIV 2 Minute Devotional

A group of students from Taylor University were in Egypt for the spring semester, but their stay was cut short by the recent unrest. One of the young ladies is a friend of our family, and we followed the situation closely. We prayed for her safety as Americans were evacuated from Cairo, and the group …

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Flourishing in the House of God – Psalm 52 NIV 2 Minute Devotional

What has God done in your life? Anything? If we understand the Bible, everything has purpose and is for God’s glory. Even what we might see as bad things have purpose. God is with us through it all. In order to truly understand Psalm 52, and praise God as the Psalmist does, we must know …

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Sing Praises to Our King! – Psalm 47 ESV 2 Minute Devotional

Sometimes when I look back, I realize that God was working in my life, and I didn’t realize it at the time. If I could truly see all that God has done for me I think I would praise the Lord with a bit more energy. In Psalm 47 the Psalmist shouts and sings praises …

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Why are You Cast Down, O My Soul? – Psalm 42 ESV 2 Minute Devotional

If God is my rock, is he a pebble, a boulder, or a huge formation, like in the picture? Can I put the rock in my pocket, or is it immovable and unchanging, providing shade and shelter? The Psalmist here is transparent and honest before God: “Why have you forgotten me?” He sees and feels …

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May His Name Endure Forever – Psalm 72 NIV 2 Minute Devotional

The sun plays a major role in our lives. The sunrise marks a 24 hour cycle we can’t ignore. If the cycle changed in length it would have a profound effect on us, but the sun never changes. It’s there for us every day, constant, unchanging. The sun has been there since ancient days, it’s …

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Help Against the Foe – Psalm 60 ESV 2 Minute Devotional

Foes come in all different forms. For Christians in Egypt, they come with bombs and machine guns. For others, there is physical and mental persecution. The foe for some of us comes in the form of temptation and addictions. Just like the tiny animal in the picture, we feel small in the face of our …

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Hear my Earnest Prayer, O Lord – Psalm 39 ESV 2 Minute Devotional

Sometimes we engage in struggles to accomplish a particular goal. I was out shoveling snow this morning. It’s a lot of work! The more I shoveled, the more tired I got. My heart was racing and my body was getting weaker. I did finish finally, and sat down in a warm room to catch my breath. …

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Keep my Feet from Falling – Psalm 56 ESV 2 Minute Devotional

When I am in a high place, looking over the edge, I am seized with fear. I’ve been in tall buildings, on the edge of the Grand Canyon, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and many other high places. Some people are completely paralyzed with a fear of high places, and others, like steel workers, can …

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A New Song in my Mouth – Psalm 40 ESV 2 Minute Devotional

All my information about quicksand comes from watching old western movies years ago, but if I remember, the more you struggle to get out, the faster you will sink. Imagine the patience and fortitude it would take to remain completely still while waiting for a friend to fetch a rope or tree limb to pull …

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