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In Psalms 29 & 30 23 see the awesome character and power of God, but in Psalm 30 we see David stuck in a trial. If God is so powerful how come He lets David undergo a life-threatening illness? In this we see how God works in difficulties in our lives as well.

Everybody messes up now and again. How you feel about it and what you do about it makes a huge difference. Find out how David handled sin in a wonderful way we can learn from.

When we look around at our nation and our culture it is easy to become discouraged and bummed out. But in these two psalms we see reasons for rejoicing no matter what life throws our way.

Once you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior - what next? How do you actually move forward in your life with God? There are forces that want to keep you from doing well, and we explore them in these two psalms.

What do you do when the culture around you and life seems to go south? Do you rant and rave and get bummed? Get some incredible advice from David on how to put life and difficulty into perspective.

Sin is one of those things we don\'t want to talk about or face. But it is the central problem facing us every day. There is a solution, but it starts with facing sin head on.

Depression sometimes hits us, but we often don\'t know how to handle it or get out of it. In fact, we feel guilty for even being depressed. But these psalms give us some clues on what to do when we are down.

These three psalms give us a wonderful picture of salvation, the Bride of Christ, and Jesus the Warrior King who rules for truth, justice, and humility.

Do you contemplate the love of the Lord for you? Do you think about him as the King of the earth and the King of your heart? In these psalms, catch a vision for what it will be like when Jesus rules.

Have you ever wondered how to approach God? Mankind makes up all kinds of ways to do it including external shows of religious piety or elaborate ceremony. But in these three psalms we see God\\\'s recipe for drawing close to Him.

What do you expect from Jesus? The people, disciples, and the religious leaders had some very specific expectations of Jesus on Palm Sunday. He shattered all of them, just as He shatters our expectations as well. And that\'s a good thing!

No one really expected the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Today we focus on the expectations of two of those who first saw Jesus: John and Mary. What they expected, and how Jesus actually met them, can help your relationship with Jesus too.

Betrayal is one of the hardest things we have to deal with, especially if it is a friend or brother or sister. David experienced much betrayal in his life and in these Psalms we learn how to effectively deal with friends who become enemies.

From the real life lessons of David on the run, we discover ways to cope with danger, difficulty, and the demands of living a life of faith in a godless world.

Sometimes trouble just overwhelms you. You feel vulnerable, weak, unstable. If you ever feel this way, you are in good company. David felt that way too. He poured his heart out to God and depended on the Lord in a way that will help you in times of trouble.

Do you ever feel physically or emotionally alone? David knew very well how that felt. Fortunately for us, he wrote down both his feelings and his vision of what to do in these very difficult times.

Our age and our culture teach us that we can never be satisfied, but must continually strive towards satisfaction by the things we amass. The Psalms have a different approach. In them we learn the truth path to happiness and satisfaction.

What do you need to be successful in this life? You need two things, the presence and provision of God. In Psalms 67 and 68 we get an idea of how to access both of those and what plans God has for our lives.

Choosing to be a follower of Jesus carries some consequences. One of which is that people don\'t understand your love for God and will ostracize and even marginalize you. This happened to David as well, and he has some wonderful advice for us when we face persecution.

When we grow older, lack power politically - yet see those that do not love prospering. It can play with our minds. We wonder if we really made the right choice to follow Jesus. The Psalmist gives us great words of wisdom when this happens.