Lauren had hours and hours of ultrasounds in Philly. Encourage each other by grieve with those who are grieving; coming alongside those who are hurting; rejoice with those rejoicing, and sing the praises of God. If you do not trust God or have no idea what that means. What I have vowed I will make good. You take what you know, and what you’ve studied and get to see how that all plays out in real life. God speaks, and the people of the earth melt in fear. This place should be a haven for tired souls. He knows our weakness… and He cares. Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. “. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Psalm 46 was Martin Luther’s favorite Psalm. I broke it up basically along the stanza lines. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth gives way … The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.” This means that you and I can stop fighting in our own strength and rest in Him. What is true, remains true – no matter what we go through. At CHOP we are able to see other families with children who have serious medical issues. For the director of music. The Psalm is divided into three stanzas, each ending with the word “Selah.” The word was a musical signal meaning “pause.” … He is at the age where he is crawling around everywhere. “God is our refuge and strength. Psalm 46:8 Come, behold the works of the Lord, how he has brought desolations on the earth. Psalm 43:5 Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? When we are shaken. We went back to CHOP weekly for ultrasounds… then twice a week to Philly towards the end of her pregnancy. Luther returned the next morning to stand before his detractors. The doctor said that it looks like our son has a bilateral cleft lip and probably a cleft palate. His Bible fell open to Psalm 46. With a personality. For someone who doesn’t believe in the God of the Bible… I don’t know. It really doesn’t matter, does it, as long as Psalm 46 is true! Psalm 46 begins with the words: “The Lord is my refuge and strength, a very present help in time of trouble. Disclaimer Comfort is found – in resting in God. Then the doctor told us that we should make an appointment at the Capitol Health hospital in Hopewell. Just by sheer repetition,  you will start to improve. A song of the Sons of Korah. You can know, love, and trust God… but it is only through Jesus. [That] He will supply our daily needs. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. When we consider the Bible, we find the practical applications [and] the real-life implications of what it means to follow God. It doesn’t make any sense that ‘we are here by accident’ or ‘by chance’. A person. Terms of Service My son, Haddon, is 10 months old [in June 2017]. May we find our strength in You alone… as we cling to Your Word and hold on to what is true. Learning in the classroom should help you on the field. Build each other up. Breaking, shattering, burning. Lauren was getting these ultrasounds done… The doctor was trying every trick in the book: drinking water, laying on her side, walking around… Anything to try to get the baby to flip around. Which was exciting,  but the doctor needed to get more pictures, and — he wasn’t cooperating. Help us to find our strength in you. But God loved the world and gave His Son, Jesus. He is strong…. But every second of every hour of every day, God’s presence and power in our lives is available to us. (We were presented, pretty quickly, with the option of aborting him. A few months later I preached this message on a Sunday night in Haiti. “Stop your fighting, and know that I am God, exalted among the nations…the Lord of Armies is with us…Selah!”. After 20 weeks, we went to find out if the baby was a boy or a girl We found out we were having a boy. You could hire a coach to help train you. This is our teacher. Not knowing what was going on. Here’s what I mean: Psalm 46:10 is rendered in the CSB as “Stop your fighting, and know that I am God, exalted among the nations, exalted on the earth.”. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Blindsided. For. That is hard to do sometimes. Faithful to original manuscripts. 2 The earth may fall apart. When you are faced with something that makes you feel like the ground is falling out from under you… When the things that you thought you could count on start to slip away…  When you feel like a rowboat in a hurricane…. My notes after reflecting on on this sermon: PrayerMate App – Developing a prayer habit. 9 He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow and shatters the spear; he burns the chariots with fire. Our helper he, amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing. You can do so, easily, through PayPal: Here you will find recorded children's sermons that are all ready to be plugged in, and used in your online worship services. Calendar Which is absolutely crazy… ). With a personality. Amen. …There is the invitation… reading on… in verse 8 Come! We went back for another ultrasound, but, again, she couldn’t seem to get the angles that she needed. “A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing. Selah 8 Come and see what the Lord has done. What truths to do you turn to? But how do you know when your practicing is paying off? Luther’s ramshackle cart wobbled its way to Worms, Germany, in April of 1521. Asking the question, “How do we live – knowing that this is true?”. Every new day brings us 24 hours of uncertainty. God is our place of safety. “Be still, and know that [He is] God.”. No doubt- God has been with us every step of the way. Our protector. Come! I hope you find them helpful and beneficial. Song In Haitian Creole: Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus, Song in Haitian Creole: Read Your Bible, Pray Every Day. I will be honored among the nations.