DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT

Psalm 66- The God Who Hears

There are times in life when we need someone to talk to and when we call that trusted family member or friend, they were not there for us.

Psalm 64- Come to God

God wants to hear your voice. He desires for you to bring your cares and concerns to Him. The first verse of this psalm begins with

Psalm 63- Seek God

The well-known Ravi Zacharias put it this way, “I came to Him because I did not know which way to turn. I remained with Him because

Psalm 62- Trust Not in Riches

In a time where our state is experiencing great financial need, it is natural to think money is the ultimate solution.

Psalm 61- Never Too Far

matter how far your seem or feel from God, you can call out to him. “The end of the earth” is the furthest parts of the earth, where a person may be.

Psalm 60- Help From God

Life as we know it seems to be entering another phase of change. As businesses, activities and public venues slowly continue to open more and more,

Psalm 59- Experience His Strength

Charles Spurgeon once said, “The music of the sanctuary is in no small degree indebted to the trials of the saints.”

Psalm 58- Trust the Judge

n this challenging psalm, the writer is invoking God’s divine judgment on his enemies. These people are wicked leaders who are devising evil plans,

Psalm 57- All The Earth

It is the greatness of God’s love that causes us to go public in sharing the good news of God (v10). The heart of God has always been global,

Psalm 56- Fear Not

David was not oblivious to the dangers around him, nor does he take them lightly when he writes that “he I shall not be afraid.” In fact, he acknowledges that he was afraid

Psalm 55- He Cares For You

Maybe you are experiencing a flood of anxious thoughts as you think about the many worries during this pandemic. Like the psalmist

Psalm 54- My Victory

God does not promise a trouble-free life for His people. In fact, followers of  Jesus will experience trouble for their faith. Also, living

Psalm 51- Responding to Mercy

Often times we tend to stop at forgiveness. We remind ourselves of the cross and the price that Jesus paid for our sins, but we can forget that

Psalm 50- Call On God

During this pandemic, there’s a lot of agencies and organization one can call for support and help. The likelihood often depends on how well resourced that program is, and

Psalm 49- A Greater Vision

READ PSALM 49 But God will ransom my soul from the power of Sheol, for he will receive me. (Psalm 49:15) Growing up, you probably had a great vision for your life. Whether that's making a lot of money, playing professional sports, or making a name for yourself by...

Psalm 48- A Leader You Can Trust

READ PSALM 48 He will guide us forever (Psalm 48:14) We all look for guidance sometime in our lives. During this pandemic, our community is looking to government officials to lead the way in protecting the people while seeking the overall flourishing of all. We hear...

Psalm 47- The God Who Sings

What if you don’t feel like singing due to the hardships and challenges during this pandemic. You feel the weight of the past few months, and you are disheartened. Jesus Himself

Psalm 46- Purpose in Chaos

Life got crazy for the psalmist. The ground and the mountains, both pictures of stability, were being removed from their place. In those moments of chaos, one thing that is certain i

Psalm 45- Ache for Justice

As this pandemic continues, perhaps you have witnessed, read about or watched on social media injustice and wickedness locally, nationally or globally. You ache to see righteous actions by authority figures and citizens. You wonder if justice will ever be done. 

Psalm 44- Looking Ahead

There is some suffering that can clearly be connected to a decision we make. If we blow up at a friend because of stress from our current situation, we may destroy that friendship. If we become negligent

Psalm 43- A Heart of Praise

Perhaps in this present time, your heart feels far from God. The challenges of this current pandemic and the struggle with sin have left you feeling

Psalm 42- Depressed?

What do you do when depression and anxiety flood your heart? How do you respond when you feel that you can barely get out of bed, to absorb whatever the day has for you?

Psalm 41- When Friends Betray

The famous preacher Charles Spurgeon wrote, “Be not surprised when friends fail you: it is a failing world.” Maybe you’ve recently

Psalm 40- Experience Jesus, Share Jesus

Sharing God’s work is the result of experiencing His love. Perhaps during this pandemic you have had opportunities to share the hope you have in Jesus with others around you but

Psalm 39- Sojourner

Today, we are experiencing the devastating truth of our mortality. Young and old have lost their lives to the COVID-19. Countries are being

Psalm 38- Go to God

David was in excruciating physical and emotional pain, which he associated with his sin (v3-4). Instead of hiding his sin or excusing it,

Psalm 37- Desires of Your Heart

You’ve probably seen this verse on coffee mugs or t-shirts. Maybe this is a verse you have memorized. At first reading it appears

Psalm 36- Your Delight

When people think about God, words like holy and powerful often come to mind. When it comes to God’s intentions towards humanity

Psalm 34- Taste and See!

One of the joys you may miss during this stay-at-home order is sharing a good meal with friends or family. Sure, ZOOM calls

Psalm 33- Thank God!

As the month of April comes to a close, and we are still experiencing stay-at-home orders, it’s easy to focus on what we don’t have or experience. It may have been

Psalm 32- Freedom!

As you experience life with many freedoms removed, there’s a greater freedom that we need. It’s the freedom to

Psalm 31- Goodness for You

Psalm 31- Goodness for You

To “fear” the Lord is not the fear of uncertainty that a pandemic brings. Rather it’s

Psalm 28-Trust

Psalm 28-Trust

In difficult circumstances, we have the opportunity to respond to God in trust or distrust.

Psalm 25- Forgiven

Psalm 25- Forgiven

Maybe as you have been stuck at home, you’ve found yourself doing a lot more introspection of your life, even unearthing past sins. When you feel guilty and ashamed,

Psalm 20- Trust

Psalm 20- Trust

Trust in God does not result in passivity. It’s active obedience.

Psalm 19- Your Word

Psalm 19- Your Word

Creation sings the glory of God, but what do you do when you are not able to enjoy the beach or take that hike to experience it?

Psalm 18- Your Rock

Psalm 18- Your Rock

In this life where change happens at a fast pace, we need someone steady and reliable.

Psalm 13- Wait…

Psalm 13- Wait…

One of the deepest pains is to feel forgotten by those who you care about. It’s not that they stop remembering who you are, but…

Psalm 10- Where are You?

Psalm 10- Where are You?

David began Psalm 10 with questions. Where are You when we need you? Why are you uninvolved? After witnessing the oppression of the vulnerable, David cried out to God for justice. Maybe that’s what you feel

Psalm 9- Your Defense

Psalm 9- Your Defense

A “stronghold” is a fortress, a place of refuge from invading armies and natural disasters.

Psalm 8- Look Up!

Psalm 8- Look Up!

Sometimes we fail to see the greatness of God in times of hardship. Like rain clouds that blanket the Koʻolau mountains,

Psalm 7- Your Righteous Judge

Psalm 7- Your Righteous Judge

God is the righteous judge, which means He will punish all evil doers giving to each person what they deserve.

Psalm 6- Your Healer

Psalm 6- Your Healer

How long, O Lord? Maybe that’s what you have been thinking over the past few weeks. As stories of tragedy break on social media like towering waves crashing on your heart,

Psalm 5- Your Song

Psalm 5- Your Song

When suffering and threatened by enemies, what did David do? He praised God (v11). He’s not the only one.

Psalm 4- Your Peace

Psalm 4- Your Peace

God gives peace that is immune to your circumstances. David experienced it as he wrote this psalm.

Psalm 3- Your Protection

Psalm 3- Your Protection

Do you feel vulnerable? God is your shield. He’s defending you 24/7 from whatever comes your way (v6).

Psalm 2- Your King

Psalm 2- Your King

READ PSALM 2 The LORD said to me,“You are my Son; today I have begotten you. Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,and the ends of the earth your possession. (Psalm 2:7-8) Even in chaotic circumstances, Jesus is king. When nations rage, people plot,...