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17 Psalms of Comfort for When You Are in the Storm

The storms of life come in all shapes and sizes. For instance, some are literal storms like hurricanes and tornadoes that ravage communities. Others come in physical or emotional illnesses like cancer, viruses, depression or anxiety. And still other storms come as a result of day-to-day circumstances like losing your job, being in an accident, having a loved one pass away or having a friendship fall apart. It’s in these times we can look to the Bible, specifically for psalms of comfort.

psalms of comfortI don’t know if King David ever endured an actual storm from mother nature. But it’s obvious from reading the Bible that his life was filled with many personal storms. For starters, his brothers disliked him. Additionally, a jealous King Saul tried to kill him on more than one occasion. His own son Absalom attempted a coup against David’s throne.

David even battled his own personal sins. And sadly, he had to watch as one of his son’s died in infancy.

Yet through all the pain and loss, the Bible describes David as a man after God’s own heart. In fact, David often looked to God for comfort during the difficult times. And really it makes sense for all of us. Who else can we look to when all is or seems lost?

 

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5 Practical Ways to Save Money When Renting an Apartment

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Renting an apartment can be quite a challenge. Whether you are moving out of the house for the first time, trying to cut housing expenses, or simply looking for a short-term housing option, there are many things to consider. Perhaps front and center … [Continue reading]

15 Bible Verses About Helping the Poor You Need to Know

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“…For the poor will never cease from the land…” - Deuteronomy 15:11. This is one of many Bible verses about helping the poor, a major theme within the Bible. Jesus famously said in Matthew 22:39, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." This … [Continue reading]

Money Flow: 8 Tips for Getting Paid Faster as a Freelancer

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Have you ever thought about becoming a freelancer? I was for a time, writing blog posts and articles for various websites. I really enjoyed it and and it was quite beneficial.  When you’re just starting out as a freelancer or you’re in business by … [Continue reading]

Give Money and It Shall Be Given Unto You? (Luke 6:38)

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“Give and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.” - Luke 6:38 I’ve spent a lot … [Continue reading]

Interview with a Centenarian: At 100, My Grandfather Reflects on Life, Faith and Finding Purpose

A 100-yr. old grandfather preaching in church on his birthday

Oh, to be a centenarian - 100 years of living. It's simply amazing! Most of us would settle for 80% of that. It's hard to fathom the changes and life events someone born in 1914 has experienced. What will you be up to at 100 years of age? My … [Continue reading]

The Most Important Reason You Do Not Worry About Tomorrow

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You’ve probably heard it said at some point, “Hey, do not worry about tomorrow. Focus on today and let the future take care of itself.” That’s not bad advice really. The older I get the more I’m realizing why. We all have things that affect our … [Continue reading]

How to Make a Zero Based Budget in 3 Easy Steps

One task that may not be apparent to first time budgeters is to create a zero based budget. My wife and I had tried to make a monthly budget before but for one reason or another, our budgets never seemed to work. Putting this step in place helped us … [Continue reading]

Sinking Fund: The Best Way to Save Money for Christmas Gifts (or anything)

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Do you hate Christmas shopping? About ten years ago, that was my wife and I. It took enormous amounts of time and energy. But more than that, it played havoc on our monthly budget. In December, we'd have to come up with money for Christmas gifts out … [Continue reading]

How to Be Sure Children Should Get Your Inheritance Money

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The question comes at some point in everyone's life - "Who will I leave my inheritance too?" If you are in your 20s, the thought probably hasn't crossed your mind yet. But it's most definitely been thought of by people in their 40s, 50s and beyond, … [Continue reading]

12 Short Bible Verses that Pack a Powerful Message

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There is no doubt about it - the Bible is a big book. Within its pages you will find over 31,000 verses that teach, guide, warn and encourage. It's so long, many people embark on a long journey to read the Bible in a year. And while all the verses … [Continue reading]