Posts Tagged ‘Hard pressed’

Hard Pressed?

August 7, 2017

Feeling overwhelmed?
Crushed by the darkness?
Hard pressed on every side? 
2Cor 4:8
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Don’t give up
Fix your eyes on Jesus
Keep moving forward 
Heb 12:1-3
Remember Gethsemane = oil press.

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Fresh oil is extracted from olives when they are pressed or crushed. Jesus was hard pressed in a garden of Gethsemane.

Isaiah 53:5He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His wounds we are healed.

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Don’t give up!

The gate is small(straight) and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it. Mt 7:14

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Word Study
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From NetBible 2Cor 4:8 & Mt 7:14

2Corinthians 4:8We are hard pressed[2346] on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair …

  • Hard pressed[2346] = to press (as grapes), to experience trouble, affliction, distress, narrow

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Matthew 7:14For the gate is small(straight) and the way is narrow[2346] that leads to life, and there are few who find it.

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From NetBible Gethsemane

  • *Probably from the Aramaic gath shemanim, “oil press”
  • *Mentioned (Mt 26:36; Mk 14:32) as a place (chorion), margin “enclosed piece of ground,” to which Jesus and the disciples retired after the last supper
  •  *Situated across the brook Kidron (Jn 18:1) probably at the foot of Mount Olives( Lk 22:39)
  • *Gethsemane has not come down to us as a scene of mirth(joy); its inexhaustible associations are the offspring of a single event–the agony of the Son of God on the evening preceding His passion(Mt 26:36-46).

 

The Sparrow’s Home

May 1, 2012

[BRIDE] I am the rose of Sharon, a [humble] lily of the valleys [that grows in deep and difficult places]. -Song 2:1

Pressed lily in the valley, hard pressed on every side -2 Co 4:7-9
I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears
Each of your tears is a precious gem.
-Ps 56:8

I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; behold, I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the LORD. -2Ki 20:5

Ever praising, your prayers are a sweet incense set before Me
The lifting up of you hands as the evening sacrifice. -Ps 141:2

You will pass thru this valley of weeping
Making it a place of springs
Your tears become pools of blessings
For the sparrow, ever praising
Has a home near the altars of the King,
The LORD God Almighty.
-Ps 84:3-4,6

Pressed lily in the valley
A perfect rose, a sweet incense that forever speaks:
I am His and He is mine.
-2Co 4:7-9;Is 43:1

Hard Pressed

August 3, 2011

2 Corinthians 4:7But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.

Lord Jesus in the hard times help me to remember, when I am weak You are strong. Help me to rely on, lean on and trust in You, both in and out of hard pressed times. Help me to find joy in knowing that when things are hard for me, Your goodness will always shine through. For even the darkness is not dark to You!

After I prayed the above prayer, I looked up the phrase Even the darkness is not dark to You from Ps 139:12.

The word study gives the sense that there is NO darkness dark enough to hide you from the Lord’s sight or reach. This brought a smile to my face. 🙂

But through the verse before the Lord really touched my heart with the joy only He can bring!

If I say, “Surely the darkness will overwhelm me, And the light around me will be night,” -Ps 139:11.

Another word for overwhelm here is crush! It’s as if the Lord told me not to worry about the overwhelming darkness – there is no circumstance dark enough to crush me or hide me from the Lord’s sight or hand ….

Even there Your hand will lead me, And Your right hand will lay hold of me. -Ps 139:10

This I declare of the LORD: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; He is my God, and I am trusting Him.-Ps 91:2 NLT

Word Study

From NetBible Ps 139:12

  • NASB = Even the darkness is not dark to You, And the night is as bright as the day. Darkness and light are alike to You.
  • Net = even the darkness is not too dark for You to see
  • NLT = but even in darkness I cannot hide from You

From NetBible Ps 139:11

  • NASB = If I say, “Surely the darkness will overwhelm me, And the light around me will be night,”
    • overwhelm[07779] = to crush, to fall upon

From NetBible Ps 139:10

  • NASB = Even there Your hand will lead me, And Your right hand will lay hold of me.
    • hand[03027] = strength, power
    • lay hold[0270] = grasp, take possession of

But the LORD

November 7, 2010

Psalm 118:11-14
They surrounded me, Yes, they surrounded me
{Hemmed in and with no way out};
… But in the name of the LORD I will destroy them{push them away}.
They surrounded me like bees;
… They were quenched like a fire of thorns
{they died out as quickly as burning thorns};
… For in the name of the LORD I will destroy them{push them away}.
I was pushed back and about to fall,
… but the LORD helped{succor, surround, protect} me.
The LORD is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation.

You may feel as if you are surrounded
Hard pressed on every side
As if hemmed in by a dark cloud of swarming bees.

You may feel as if you are about to fall.

Don’t be afraid,

The Lord is our help, our protective sheild
Our strength, our song.

Come into His presence
Sing in the shadow of His wings
Sing for joy

For underneath are the everlasting arms
His right hand upholds.

 

Psalm 63:7-8
Because You are my help, I sing in the shadow of Your wings.
My soul clings to{follows hard after} You; Your right hand upholds me.

Deuteronomy 33:27
The eternal God is your refuge, And underneath are the everlasting arms; He will thrust out the enemy from before you, And will say, ‘Destroy!’

All That I Can Say
David Crowder

Lord I’m tired
So tired from walking
And Lord I’m so alone
And Lord the dark
Is creeping in
Creeping up
To swallow me
I think I’ll stop
Rest here a while

Chorus:
And this is all that I can say right now
And this is all that I can give
And this is all that I can say right now
And this is all that I can give, thats my everything

And didn’t You see me cry’n?
And didn’t You hear me call Your name?
Wasn’t it You I gave my heart to?
I wish You’d remember
Where you sat it down

Chorus:
And this is all that I can say right now, i know its not much.
But this is all that I can give, yeah thats my everything.
This is all that I can say right now [right now], i know its not much.
But this is all that I can give, yeah thats my everything.

Bridge:
I didn’t notice You were standing here
I didn’t know that
That was You holding me
I didn’t notice You were cry’n too
I didn’t know that
That was You washing my feet

And this is all that I can say right now, oh i know its not much.
But this is all that I can give, yeah thats my everything.
This is all that I can say right now [right now], i know its not much.
But this is all that I can give, yeah thats my everything.
And this is all that I can say right now, oh i know its not much.
But this is all that I can give, yeah thats my everything.

yeah thats my everything [2x]

everything……..

Shadow of Your Wings
Jason Upton

I’ve Been Running Trying To Find Me Refuge
Never Stopping Long Enough To See
All The While You Were Right There Waiting
To Hide Me In The Shadow Of Your Wings

Chorus

Under The Shadow
Under The Shadow
Under The Shadow Of Your Wings
I Will Find My Rest
Under The Shadow
Under The Shadow
Under The Shadow Of Your Wings
I Will Find My Rest

Verse 2

I Get So Thristy Trying To Find Your Pressence
That I Forget To Stop And Take A Drink
All The While You Are Right There Wanting
To Pour Your Healing Water Over Me

Chorus

Under The Shadow
Under The Shadow
Under The Shadow Of Your Wings
I Will Find My Rest
Under The Shadow
Under The Shadow
Under The Shadow Of Your Wings
I Will Find My Rest
In You

Bridge

It’s Only In You
It’s Only In You Lord