Posts tagged Todd Roberts
Ancient Songs for Modern Problems: Overcoming Guilt

Everyone experiences guilt at times, but how do we handle it? Religious people often turn to religious acts to appease their god or gods. Irreligious people often attempt to redefine moral standards, dismissing guilt as unnecessary. But are either of these approaches effective? In Psalm 51, we get to see how David dealt with his guilt in a way that brought about the transformed heart that God desires.

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Ancient Songs for Modern Problems: Discovering God’s Goodness

One theologian wrote “What comes into your mind when you think about God is the most important thing about you.” What comes into your mind when you think about God? How did you reach those conclusions? Often it’s our trials and disappointments which form our beliefs about Him. But what if our conclusions are wrong? What if God is better than we think? That’s what David discovered and that is why he invited us “to taste and see that the Lord is good.”

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The Battle for Peace: Turning Anxiety into Prayer

Prayer is the main strategy God gives us for overcoming anxiety, so when anxious thoughts begin to dominate our thoughts that’s our cue to pray. David modelled for us in the Psalms how to deal with anxieties in prayer by instructing us to pray with gut-level honesty — what he called, “pouring our hearts out to the Lord”. It’s as we get real with God that we exchange our anxieties for His peace.

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