Anger with God

God controls everything.

So our frustration with Him reaches the boiling point when He seems to do nothing with our requests. Here’s a biblical way to think through that tension.

(I recommend The Anger Workbook by Les Carter, an essential resource used in this series.)

Part 4 – “Good and Angry” – Psalm 13 

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Bible Memory and Meditation – A Key to Blessing [Podcast]

Psalm 1

We face two roads in this life. One is well-worn, common, and cozy. But it ends like flying off the end of the freeway. The other requires a machete and a tour guide but promises blessing in the end –and even along the way.

The path to blessing begins through memorizing and meditating on Scripture.

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A Wonderful Life [Podcast]

Exodus 4:11; Psalm 139:13-16; Luke 7:36-50

At its root, abortion is not a political issue but a moral and philosophical one.

Is the question, “Does a person have the right to choose?” or is the issue, “When does life begin?”

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Let the Worst Bring Out Your Best [Podcast]

2 Samuel 15:23; Psalm 63

God sometimes leads us through periods of confusion, sorrow, and struggle. King David illustrates how to let the worst bring out our best: he sought his satisfaction only in God.

While other Psalms may match David’s devotion, few surpass this one he sang in the wilderness.

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You Can be Whiter Than Snow [Podcast]

2 Samuel 11-12; Psalm 51

Times of vulnerability can allow secret sin to penetrate our hearts.

A song burst forth from David’s blackest moment of self-realization. Thankfully, it explores not only the depths of guilt but also the depths of God’s forgiveness. David’s discovery remains our opportunity for forgiveness.

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When You’re Only Lonely [Podcast]

1 Samuel 22:1-2; Psalms 57 and 142

In our lowest points of life, God calls us to pray to Him.

Desperate for refuge, David cried out to God: “There is no one who regards me; There is no escape for me; No one cares for my soul.” All alone—and with him, other desperate loners—David clings to God as the One who loves him and meets his every need.

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When Critics Curse [Podcast]

2 Samuel 16; Psalm 3

How can we respond to criticism that’s unfair and even abusive?

When it happened to David, his friend suggested striking back. But David’s response was to place the critic in God’s hands, a model from which we may learn. David sang in Psalm 3: “But Thou, O Lord, are a shield about me…” As it turned out, God vindicated David through providential circumstances and condemned the critic through the same.

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Where was God on September 11?

In the midst of the rubble of our lives, God's Word brings hope.

Where was God on September 11? The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 brought many people to church to hear a Word from God.

Where was God on September 11

(Photo: “UA Flight 175 hits WTC south tower 9-11” by Robert J. Fisch. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons)

How can we make sense of the senseless? Why did God allow September 11 to happen? In the midst of the rubble of our lives, God’s Word brings immeasurable comfort—and hope.

Listen to a message from Psalm 94, given the Sunday following September 11.

What to Do When You’ve Blown It (Book of Psalms)

Part 19 – “Route 66”
Psalm 51
David learned a lesson after his failure: “A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.” What do you do when you’ve blown it? We have to humble ourselves . . . and come clean with God. No other solution brings peace of mind.

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