Posts in Sabra-Breaktime
Breaktime: Hopeless No More

“But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you. Psalm 39:7

After realizing the brevity of life, David now sees his hope is in the Lord. What a relief for the Psalmist to know there is no other place to go but to the Lord. Wealth is lingering all around and the Psalmist is calling David to turn towards God for His refuge. His eyes are open to see God standing in the middle of all the treasures of this life and yet, offering a greater treasure. David ran to God for His abundance in life.

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Breaktime: Eternal Investments

Eternal Investments

Surely everyone goes around like a mere phantom; in vain they rush about, heaping up wealth without knowing whose it will finally be. Psalm 39:6

David now understands there is greater meaning in life than vanity. He knows building a kingdom here through the temporary riches of this world- will only come crashing down or become someone else’s wealth when we are gone. He understands many will try this temporary solution for meaning life.

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Breaktime: Shortness of Life

You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Everyone is but a breath, even those who seem secure. Psalm 39:5

David now seems to be concerned with the brevity of life for it is short, only a handbreadth, which is a very short measurement. Oh, what the Psalmist may have been considering −if the Lord could only increase my life. There is no one exempt from the physical, ending of life on this earth

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Breaktime: Being Hated

Many have become my enemies without cause; those who hate me without reason are numerous. Psalm 38:19

David now admits he has enemies galore and his haters are numerous, but they hate him without cause. David doesn’t believe he gave them a reason for their response in his life. He doesn’t allow their hate to own his response, nor allow their attitude towards him to change the way he does life. He knew God was on his side and his confidence rested with Him.

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Breaktime: Confession

I confess my iniquity; I am troubled by my sin. Psalm 38:18

What an amazing resolve David was having as he was bringing his sin to light. He was no longer covering it up but coming to a place of admitting his sin. He no longer wanted to run and hide, for he understood it could not be undone no matter how much he tried.

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Breaktime: Wits End

For I am about to fall, and my pain is ever with me. Psalm 38:17

David is now at his end and has just had enough and is ready to fall. He is contemplating sin as he is sinking deep under his burdens. He is ready to let go because he can’t handle one more thing on his mind or heart. Aren’t we thankful that even the strongest of men in the Word show their fragility? David become vulnerable and admitted his place as he didn’t live in denial but was honest before God.

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Discipline Matters

One of the greatest ways to grow in the Lord is to receive His discipline and grow from our mistakes. An undisciplined child walks a difficult path in this life as they live with a heart that finds is difficult to receive correction and a mentality of, “I do what I want when I want.”

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Breaktime: The One Constant

The Lord stands with those who are His children and His daily interaction with us brings us constant deliverance. Many of us may be experiencing the daily Daniel and the Lion’s den struggle. We may feel like life is a constant battle surrounded by the enemy and yet we are not being overcome.

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