Psalms 49–51; 61–66; 69–72; 77–78; 85–86
“𝙸 𝚆𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝙳𝚎𝚌𝚕𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚆𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝙷𝚎 𝙷𝚊𝚝𝚑 𝙳𝚘𝚗𝚎 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝙼𝚢 𝚂𝚘𝚞𝚕”
The writers of the Psalms shared deeply personal feelings in their poetry.
They wrote about feeling discouraged, afraid, and remorseful.
At times, they even seemed to feel abandoned by God, and some psalms carry a tone of frustration or desperation.
If you’ve ever had feelings like these, reading the Psalms can help you know that you aren’t the only one. But you’ll also find psalms that can encourage you when you’re having such feelings, because the psalmists also praised the Lord for His goodness, marveled at His power, and rejoiced in His mercy.
They knew that the world is burdened by evil and sin but that the Lord is “good, and ready to forgive” (Psalm 86:5). They understood that having faith in the Lord doesn’t mean that you’ll never struggle with anxiety, sin, or fear. It means that you know Who to turn to when you do.
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: Saving That Which Was Lost, by Michael T. Malm