Facing Opposition (Psalm 119:69)

The arrogant have forged a lie against me; with all my heart I will observe Your precepts. Psalm 119:69 Consider what the proud are willing to do to those they despise. They will not hesitate to speak lies in order to discredit believers. Believers can easily become frustrated, angry, and/or distraught when they face such [...]

By |2022-03-21T12:58:46-06:00March 28th, 2022|Devotions|Comments Off on Facing Opposition (Psalm 119:69)

Faith Under Fire (Psalm 119:61)

The cords of the wicked have encircled me, but I have not forgotten Your law. Psalm 119:61 Imagine trying to live out your faith when your enemies are doing everything to destroy you. They have no regard for your life, for truth, or for God. They take every opportunity to trap you, with the ultimate [...]

By |2022-01-17T16:02:44-06:00January 31st, 2022|Devotions|Comments Off on Faith Under Fire (Psalm 119:61)

Facing Fear (Psalm 119:39)

Turn away my reproach which I dread, for Your ordinances are good. Psalm 119:39 The psalmist acknowledges the reproach that he is facing because of his relationship with God. He also admits that the opposition causes him some degree of fear. W.S. Plummer, speaking of the reproach that believers can face, says “It makes cowards [...]

By |2021-08-21T10:09:02-06:00August 30th, 2021|Devotions|Comments Off on Facing Fear (Psalm 119:39)

Stay Focused (Psalm 119:23)

Even though princes sit and talk against me, your servant meditates on Your statutes. Psalm 119:23 An interesting response to opposition! These princes are leaders in high places who are expected to protect the rights of those who are walking uprightly. Yet here we find them speaking in opposition to the psalmist. Even in the [...]

By |2021-05-07T15:44:22-06:00May 10th, 2021|Devotions|Comments Off on Stay Focused (Psalm 119:23)

Dealing with Opposition (Psalm 119:22)

Take away reproach and contempt from me, for I observe Your testimonies. Psalm 119:22 How often Christians assume that if they are faithful to the things of God and maintain biblical priorities, they will avoid the difficult circumstances in this life. It is true that Christians are greatly blessed by God in this life. But [...]

By |2021-05-07T15:44:58-06:00May 3rd, 2021|Devotions|Comments Off on Dealing with Opposition (Psalm 119:22)

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