Sunday, 20 November 2011
Duration: 21 mins 40 secs
There is much to fear in the world, but “Here is God” sums up Psalm 23. The psalm expresses a trusting relationship with God from the perspective of a sheep’s helplessness and need. David knew God as his Shepherd and expresses a reliance on a God who had been faithful in the past and will be into the future. Our society promotes discontentment, but the Shepherd provides all we need and shows us how to make the right choices. Even in the deepest shadow He protects us and promises we’ll never be alone. God gives us every blessing and is totally committed to us.
Sunday, 13 November 2011
Duration: 26 mins 42 secs
The task of prayer is to bring everything we are and feel before God. Raw emotions are the language of prayer. Psalm 6 is not pretty, but it is real and that is what God delights in. The psalmist asks God why? What will happen to me? When will I be rescued? But he comes to rejoice in a prayer-answering God. A casual faith cannot sustain us in difficult times. Real faith is sustained and grown through prayer.