Third Sunday After Pentecost – God’s Presence in the midst of problems (The Psalms Passage)

The Lord answer you in the day of trouble! The name of the God of Jacob protect you!
May he send you help from the sanctuary, and give you support from Zion.
May he remember all your offerings,and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices.

May he grant you your heart’s desire, and fulfill all your plans.
May we shout for joy over your victory, and in the name of our God set up our banners.
May the Lord fulfill all your petitions.” (Psalm 20:1-5)

I would like to dedicate this post to all of the people I have come to “know” on the Relapsing Polychondritis website. Not all of them profess the same strain of Christianity or faith beliefs that I do. But we all, in one way or another, look to Something Beyond Ourselves to help us.

Now I know that the Lord will help his anointed; he will answer him from his holy heaven
with mighty victories by his right hand.
Some take pride in chariots, and some in horses, but our pride is in the name of the Lord our God.
They will collapse and fall, but we shall rise and stand upright.

Give victory to the king, O Lord; answer us when we call.” (Verses 6-9)

The people of Israel found out that a human king is fallible. From the time of King Saul through the division of the kingdom that was under King David, splintering to form the kingdom of Israel and the kingdom of Judah, and up until the Jews came under the rule of the Romans – each king failed his people in one way or another. God does not fail! We may suffer from all manner of injustices, oppressions and illness, but God is ever with us. While we may think we have victory in this life, the truer victory will come in the kingdom of God that is to come. Selah!


About Carole Boshart

I have two blogs on WordPress. "A Simple Desire" which is based on the daily "Sips of Scripture" published and sent out by Third Way Cafe. "Pondering From the Pacific" is based on my reflections on the world - sometimes religious/spiritual, and sometimes not so much.

4 thoughts on “Third Sunday After Pentecost – God’s Presence in the midst of problems (The Psalms Passage)

  1. kamalinideb says:

    Dear Lord-i saw u today and tears welled up-i was aghast to see how much u suffer for us and with us!-tell me -u had once written in one of y posts that God does not cease to take away opportunities knowing humans r going to make the wrong choice-but then why does not the powerful Lord stop human beings from making those follies?-wld not the world hv been a better pl then-much less sufferings?-I am God’s obedient servent-hv no right to question his ways-need to have faith -I ask too many questions!-anyway I like reading y posts which bring me close to the Almighty.


  2. Carole Boshart says:

    We are literally like children of God – we have to learn what is right and good versus was is wrong and bad. And just like children who do not realize fully the consequences, we make bad choices. And God as the ultimate good Parent helps us live with those unfortunate consequences. It takes more love by God to let us learn then it would to just “force” in the correct direction for our own good. You are on the right path and it is not wrong to question. It is good that are are seeking answers, and seeking answers from God who provides those answers in many, many ways. Blessings!


  3. neutraltechnician says:

    May I ask what denomination are you a member of?


    • Carole Boshart says:

      I was born and raised as a Mennonite. I have not strayed from that faith, but have widened to encompass being an Anabaptist, which are the forerunners of the Mennonite faith. If you want more information than that, please let me know. Blessings.


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