Monthly Archives: March 2014

Blowing It

You don’t forget the feeling inside when you’ve just committed the most shameful act of your life. I know my worst moments. Honestly, I considered sharing the storyline of just one of those moments, but the truth is all the … Continue reading

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Mean People – Finale

Back to where I started this string of posts on mean people. What do you do when you’re dealing with junk-yard-dog-mean people? Do you talk out your frustrations or act out your frustrations? Consider David’s whole approach found in Psalm … Continue reading

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Mean People Part III

David makes a very specific request to God. Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness because of my enemies— make straight your way before me. Not a word from their mouth can be trusted; their heart is filled with destruction. … Continue reading

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Mean People Part II

Read what David says to God as he struggles with very mean people in his life. Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my sighing. Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you … Continue reading

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Mean People

I remember walking through the office at the church where I worked a few years ago. I was the new pastor on a big staff filled with experienced ministry veterans. I was making copies when one of the oldest veteran … Continue reading

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I Waited Patiently For The Lord

David finishes talking out the deep frustration of his personal betrayal, rather than acting out his frustration. At the end of his prayer he concludes: “I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in … Continue reading

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Save Me From This Person

As David processes his way through the reality of betrayal he asks God to intervene. Hear my voice when I call, O Lord; be merciful to me and answer me. My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, … Continue reading

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Please Have My Back

Read how David works through the pain of his betrayal. The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid? When evil men advance … Continue reading

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Sorting Through Betrayal

Have you ever been so betrayed, and so hurt by other people that you could barely take another breath? If you’ve had that experience, let me ask another probing question. What do you tend to do when people have wounded … Continue reading

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Talk It Out

Yesterday I started working my way through Psalm 13. As I work my way to the last few verses, the tone of the prayer abruptly shifts from lament to a tone of praise. Essentially the Psalmist tells God, “In the … Continue reading

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