A restored soul in psalms - Applying the Cling Principle

9 May, 2021 Ruth Davidson

Ruth Davidson spoke in the Restored Soul in Psalms Series, “Applying the Cling” Principle. The Bible readings for today are

Psalm 63:8 8 My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.

Matthew 15:21-28

21 Jesus left that place and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22 Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is tormented by a demon.” 23 But he did not answer her at all. And his disciples came and urged him, saying, “Send her away, for she keeps shouting after us.” 24 He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” 25 But she came and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, help me.” 26 He answered, “It is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.” 27 She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” 28 Then Jesus answered her, “Woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.” And her daughter was healed instantly.

Sunday’s aspect of one of the features of having a restored soul, is looking at what we are hanging on to. The ‘Cling’ principle. The Psalm 63, verse 8 tells us clearly: My soul clings to You, Your right hand upholds me. So here we see what happens when we allow our soul to cling to the Lord. When Scripture uses the image of God’s right hand, it is seen as a picture of the pinnacle of strength and ability.

Today we are being encouraged, to not let go. To cling onto Jesus as Lord. To recognise who He is and therefore who we are in Him. Let Jesus be the centre of our life and persistently cling to Him.

Let us not give up, let us never let go. Let us cling, be persistent, and look to our Lord and Saviour. Ask Him for His mercies, as they are new every morning. So great is His faithfulness.

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A restored soul in psalms - Applying the Refuge Principle

14 March, 2021 Riley Bertram

Riley brought us the Word on Sunday 14 March - A restored soul in psalsm - applying the refuge principle.

2021 is our year if restoration but that doesn’t mean that it's our year of applying Band-Aids patching holes and waiting for the world to return to normal again. Our year of 2021 is about restoring our faith in God. Rebuilding the foundation of our faith so that it is stronger than it was before. When our foundation is stronger than our relationship with god becomes stronger and we can reach more people with his message.

However, it’s impossible to strengthen our foundation for what is to come when we’re still battling with the problems of today. In order to restore our faith and our church we need refuge. We need a sheltered place where we are safe and yet nobody is talking about what a refuge is or looks like or feels like. In Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.

Psalm 57

For the choir director: A psalm[[a](https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=psalms+57%3A1&version=NLT#fen-NLT-14746a)] of David, regarding the time he fled from Saul and went into the cave. To be sung to the tune “Do Not Destroy!”

1 Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy!

I look to you for protection.

I will hide beneath the shadow of your wings

until the danger passes by.

John 10:9

9 Yes, I am the gate. Those who come in through me will be saved.[[a](https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=john+10%3A9&version=NLT#fen-NLT-26456a)] They will come and go freely and will find good pastures.

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