Even King David lost military battles―skirmishes with the enemy. Psalm 44 demonstrates how Israel's godly king sustains hope after military defeat:
Failure comes in all shapes and sizes: financial, health, family, sexual, social, etc. Fighters for righteousness don't give in or give up; they get up! They continue to seek the LORD. They refuse to scheme, compromise or doubt God's love. They recognize that defeat in this life happens. They recognize that a lost battle does not disprove God's love, just as continuous victory doesn't always prove God's love or favor.
Don't give up! Get up! Focus on and trust God's unfailing love. Cry out to Him. And, lastly, re-engage the enemy!
Psalms 42 and 43 capture the heart and focus of a discouraged and depressed person. How does the psalmist confront his despair? What does this psalm reveal about depression and how to deal with depression?
Psalm 45 is a messianic psalm. Describe the Messiah and his bride.
The Psalms reveal the internal mechanism of those who seek to walk with God in the midst of a fallen world. What does Psalm 46 reveal about fear and its antidote?
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The 365 Daily Devotion, written by Iva May, is a brief devotion drawn from the day’s reading of the One Year® Chronological Bible delivered to your email. Each daily devotion concludes with several questions that strengthen reading engagement.