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Martin & Deidre Bobgan

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February Update
Notes

Dear Friends,

In the January-February newsletter we include a brief article titled “Our Times Are in His Hands.” David wrote “But I trusted in thee, O LORD: Thou art my God. My times are in thy hand” (Ps. 31:14-15a). David was in the midst of trouble, surrounded by his enemies. While we may not be surrounded by enemies we can see, we all experience troubles. When trials come, we have a God who is merciful and just, faithful and powerful. He has redeemed us and wants us to trust Him and to remember: “Thou art my God. My times are in thy hand.”

David’s statement of faith follows a detailed account of his sufferings, starting with verses 9 and 10:

Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly. For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing: my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed.

Notice that this is not just a brief trial, but one lasting years. David pleads for mercy because he remembers his own iniquity and that God is great in mercy. He says, “My strength faileth because of mine iniquity.”  Believers are often weakened physically (“bones are consumed”) under long trials. And, when believers are weakened physically and/or spiritually, the enemy attacks them with arrows of accusation (Rev. 12:10). They lose sight of the fact that God has removed their sins “as far as the east is from the west” (Ps. 103:12). Note also that faith falters when we feel separated from God, as David confesses, “For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes” (v. 22). Yet as he remembers God’s truth, David declares, “nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee” (v. 22).

David’s psalm and the book of Job depict a pattern of faith in suffering: faith may be strong at the very beginning of a trial, but, as terrible circumstances, pain, agony, and length of time increase, faith falters as both David and Job felt cut off from God and were reproached by friends and enemies. Faith then is strengthened by God’s truth, so that David ends the psalm with “Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD” (v. 24). May we all remember God’s Word, mercy, and power over circumstances and take courage over and over again, no matter how long the trial, remembering that our times are in His hands.

We continue to be grateful to all of you who recognize that God’s Word is sufficient for life and godliness and, therefore, look to Him and His Word, rather than to psychotherapeutic theories and therapies for both short and long trials of life.

 Martin and Deidre Bobgan

The Bobgans have spoken on psychology and Christianity at numerous conferences and churches and on radio and television. Together they have authored 21 books. Deidre  has also written Lord of the Dance: The Beauty of the Disciplined Life (Harvest House; EastGate).

Educational Background * Martin: University of Minnesota, B. A., B. S., M. A.; University of Colorado, Doctorate in Educational Psychology * Deidre: University of Minnesota, B. S.; University of California, M. A. in English.

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