Posts with the tag “praise”

The Joy of Realized Hopes
by Delman Coates on May 27th, 2024
"Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord." - Psalm 27:14   There's a unique joy that floods the soul when long-awaited hopes and dreams are finally realized. It's a feeling that transcends mere happiness; it's a deep sense of fulfillment and gratitude that overwhelms the heart. In our modern world, we often witness such moments in the emotional reunions of soldiers with t...  Read More
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God's Unexpected Blessings
by Delman Coates on April 16th, 2024
"Again she conceived and bore a son and said, 'Now this time my husband will be joined to me, because I have borne him three sons'; therefore he was named Levi. She conceived again and bore a son and said, 'This time I will praise the LORD,' therefore she named him Judah; then she ceased bearing." - Genesis 29:34-35   In Genesis 29, we find the intriguing story of Jacob, Leah, and Rachel. Jacob, d...  Read More
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A Path to Healing
by Delman Coates on April 6th, 2024
"Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting." - Psalm 139:23-24   Have you ever held onto an emotion for so long that it felt like a weight dragging you down? Today, we're exploring the importance of releasing our core emotions as a crucial step toward healing and wholeness. Imagine emotions a...  Read More
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Your Defense
by Delman Coates on May 6th, 2023
“The Lord is my strength and my defense, He has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise Him, my father’s God, and I will exalt Him. The Lord is a warrior; the Lord is His name.” - Exodus 15:2-3  Do you understand why you must not look behind you when you are pursuing God’s plans and purposes for your life? It’s like looking at the rear window when trying to drive forward. You cannot s...  Read More
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Let God Be Your Defense
by Ministry Support on September 6th, 2022
“God says, ‘At the time I have planned, I will bring justice against the wicked.’” - Psalm 75:2   If you want to move from the last season of your life on to the next one, the season God is calling you into, then there are several things you need to do. These are things you can do even when you might not have the closure from your past that you think you need.   As we looked at yesterday, the firs...  Read More
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Good Grief
by Ministry Support on August 15th, 2022
“To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the Lord has planted for his own glory.” - Isaiah 61:3   As we continue to look at the subject of grief, I want you to know today that as tough as grief is, as difficult as it is to lose someone yo...  Read More
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Keep Worshipping
by Ministry Support on March 13th, 2022
“We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you.” - Psalm 33:20-22  As you wait on God in the meantime, you still have responsibilities. Do not be mistaken, you are not just sitting and doing nothing, even if God is the one moving mountains for you. Yeste...  Read More
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Reciprocity
by Ministry Support on December 14th, 2020
For in the hand of the LORD there is a cup with foaming wine, well mixed; he will pour a draught from it, and all the wicked of the earth shall drain it down to the dregs. But I will rejoice forever; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob. (Psalm 75:8-9)  The Psalmist says something fascinating in this passage. He says, “as for me I will praise the God of Jacob.” He does not say “I will praise Go...  Read More
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Unexpected Seasons
by Ministry Support on December 9th, 2020
We praise you, God, we praise you, for your Name is near; people tell of your wonderful deeds. (Psalm 75:1)  Many people today are struggling to find peace and contentment in the face of pain—abandoned by family members, neglected by friends, and dealing with unfulfilled hopes and dreams.   Rather than remaining stuck, having a pity party wondering why it happened or when you will receive apologie...  Read More
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God Doesn’t Owe Us Anything
by Ministry Support on November 9th, 2020
The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him. – Psalm 28:7  The real test of our faith is whether we can be faithful when we don’t get what we want. David remains faithful. In 1 Chronicles 28, around verse 10, the text says David started praising God in the presence of the assembly after God had just told him...  Read More
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A Servant’s Posture
by Ministry Support on August 12th, 2020
Then they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their garments over it, and he sat on it. Many in the crowd spread their garments on the road ahead of him, and others spread leafy branches they had cut in the fields. Jesus was in the center of the procession, and the people all around him were shouting, “Praise God! Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessings on the coming King...  Read More
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Worship When You’re Discouraged
by Ministry Support on June 30th, 2020
The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised. (Job 1:21) Job’s life story is one that shows us that regardless of what struggles and discouragement you face, life still goes on. Even when disappointments and hardships come up, we must keep going. He was able to reach that resolve by putting his situation in its proper perspective.   Job was initially discouraged. ...  Read More
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How To Move On When You Can’t Get Closure
by Ministry Support on January 5th, 2020
“We praise you, God, we praise you, for your Name is near; people tell of your wonderful deeds.” (Psalm 75:1)When we go through a disappointing, traumatic, or devastating circumstance, it can be hard for us to move forward if we can’t get closure on the matter. Psychologists define closure as the ability to receive understanding that allows you to obtain clarity, healing, and resolution for a trau...  Read More
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