This Week in Psalms

I listen to the Psalms while I’m cleaning or walking. I use the YouVersion Bible app, and the narrator is a man with a British accent. He does a great job bringing the scripture to life.

Here’s a rundown of the reflections I made on the psalms as I crafted posts for our Facebook page. Do you follow it? You can find it here.

Psalm 70 is a major plea for help. In fact, it’s a request for speedy delivery. The writer says make haste three times and ends with “make no tarrying.” Nothing like demanding the Lord hurries up and answers our prayers. I really love the honesty of this song.

According to Psalm 71 God will never bring us to confusion if we place our trust in Him. There is so much goodness in the 24 verses of this song. God hears us, saves us, delivers us because He is our hope and our strong refuge.

I’m not a political person, but when I listened to Psalm 72, I couldn’t help but wonder what our world would be like if we had righteous leaders. David wrote this psalm for his son, Solomon. Solomon would be known as the wisest king to ever rule, but he still fell short of the righteousness that will reign when Jesus Christ rules.

“Blessed be His glorious name for ever”

Psalm 72:19

Boy could I relate to the first few verses of Psalm 74.

Have you ever felt like God has cast you off? I have. Sometimes it isn’t even because I’m messing up and ignoring His plans for my life. It feel like my prayers rebound from the ceiling and snap me in the head.

Asaph reminds us that it’s okay to quote promises to the Lord in our prayers. And God can handle our questioning and doubts. Our feelings could be inaccurate and misleading, but they won’t drag us away from the Lord if we take them to His throne and bare our souls. After all, God knows what we’re thinking and feeling. There’s no use pretending with Him.

“Arise, O God, plead thine own cause”

Psalm 74:22a

Psalm 75 is ten verses praising and magnifying our awesome Lord. Do we “declare for ever” the praises of the God of Jacob (Psalm 75:9)?

I hope you’ve been encouraged by this brief forray into the book of Psalms. I’ll be sharing memes every Monday through Friday on our Facebook page. Feel free to join the conversation.

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