Category Archives: Psalms

Rules of self-defence – Psalm 57

One of the first rules of self-defence, is – Don’t be a victim. Walking confidently and not looking people in the eye, means they are less likely to pick on you. Easier to say than do, but worth practising when … Continue reading

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What to do with fear – Psalm 56

Fear is natural. We all know about the adrenalin rush – the fight or flight mechanism, that might save our lives if we were being chased by a bear. King David must have experienced it countless times as a shepherd, … Continue reading

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Beware the self-talk – Psalm 55

Battles are often won or lost in our own minds. Take slimming for example. Decide you can do it, set your face to it, and it happens. Tell yourself you’re too weak-willed, and you’ve lost already – the battle, not … Continue reading

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Don’t give up – Psalm 54

When it feels like the ceiling is soaking up your prayers, and you don’t think God’s even listening anymore… DON’T stop praying DO start acting like it’s already happened. That’s what faith is. And that’s the message of Psalm 54. … Continue reading

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Ready? – Psalm 53

Christmas is well on its way. Are you ready? Christmas is not complete for me without watching at least one rendering of Bethlehemian Rhapsody. There are scores of versions on Youtube – check it out if you’re not already familiar. … Continue reading

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In spite of all – Psalm 52

It’s not the prettiest of bible stories. David was on the run from King Saul. He went to Ahimelek, the priest at Nob, spun him a yarn about being on some secret mission for the king, and received bread and … Continue reading

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When you know you’ve blown it – Psalm 51

It seemed like a good idea at the time, felt good. Then the realisation…then the regret. Regret, by the way, is when you wish you hadn’t done something, because you don’t want to face the consequences. All that does is … Continue reading

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