Monday, September 1, 2014

We Can Overcome in the Midst of a Trial (Plus, my turn to recite a verse!)

I wish some trials, including emotional, physical, and spiritual battles weren’t so long and difficult!

But this week’s verse reminds us that we can overcome in the midst of being attacked by the enemy – or life itself. This includes emotional/physical breakdowns and illnesses, and even when we’re faced with constant temptation!

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Psalm 18:29 (NIV)
With your help I can advance against a troop;  
with my God I can scale a wall.

Psalm 18:29 (AMP)
For by You I can run through a troop, 
and by my God I can leap over a wall.

The footnote in my Bible says “advance against a troop” also means that with God’s help we “can run through a barricade.”

Let’s picture ourselves leaping over some of life's walls and running through barricades that obstruct us! And while we’re at it, with the victorious strength God provides, let’s knock down a few of them.

What about you? (Share your answers and comments, via the comment link below.)

  • What do you like best about this week’s verse? Why?
  • What walls do you need God’s help to scale over or demolish?
  • Let me know when you’ve memorized Psalm 18:29. Or share with me what you gleaned from meditating on it.

This week, Bert recorded a video of me reciting Psalm 18:1 and 16 (and explaining why this verse means so much to me).

Please send me videos of you or your little ones reciting any Bible verse. If you’d like, give a short testimony of why you love the verse. (You can record from your Smartphone or other device and email me the video. Or, if you know how, please upload the video to YouTube and send me the link! Click on the About tab to find my email address.)

I will send you the weekly verses, formatted to fit a standard index card. You must be subscribed to the blog, via email. Leave a comment to let me know what translation you prefer and if you would like the “First Letter with a Blank” memory tool (for the verse) to be included.

And don’t forget to share your comments asked in the “What About You?” section.


  1. Would anyone like to share which verse you like best in Psalm 18 and why?

    Also, I've been advised (by a very dear friend) that I may want to consider re-doing my video (above) with a neater office in the background!! She is so correct on the impression I may have given regarding the messy "still getting settled after moving" look. Although I've never been a very organized person, I do hope to record a new video in the near future with most of the clutter put away. Notice, I said, "most of"! ;)

    In the meanwhile, I really would love to hear from you about your favorite verse in Psalm 18.

  2. I love your video sheryl. It is nice seeing you (almost in person) some one I have been talking to for over a year on your blog. Maybe one day it will be in person. :)

    I am really enjoying this challenge.

  3. Thank you for all your kind and encouraging words, Barbara. I was tempted to take the video off because I had NO idea that was how I look when I talk. ;) However, I want others to feel free to be "real" as they respond on this blog - via video, or in writing.

    I'm glad you're enjoying the challenge to memorize and/or meditate on a weekly verse. I love how hiding God's Word in my heart helps me to feel His presence!

  4. To me, this verse is very comforting in light of worldly experiences. The empowerment of God in our lives is endless. He is our constant partner for strength and comfort. Bert


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