Psalm 1:1(NKJV) Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; 2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night.
It is impossible to adequately capture the richness and breadth contained in the book of Psalms. It was Israel’s hymnbook, containing songs of praise to God. It also contains the cries of God’s people in difficult situations. And it was a prayer book for Israel. The psalmists looked to God in moments of private despair, in times of national suffering, and in joyous mountain-top moments. We also can look to the Lord at any time in our life!
The Psalms are for us right now, today. They are chalk full with honest emotion. Through them you can learn to pour out your anguish and your adoration, your suffering and confession, your hopes and your fears. Through them you feel safe asking God why answers haven’t come that you are waiting on. Through others you might express your pain, heartache, and discouragement. How do you express your pain? Do you respond to things in life in a way showing your pain and frustration?
Point to ponder- Do you need spiritual direction or encouragement? The Psalms can function as reminders to keep you out of trouble, guides to help you through problems, examples of the one who actually delivers you, or as genuine hope to encourage you in perplexing or painful situations.
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