For our chronological Bible reading plan, we have begun diving into the Psalms. Unlike the previous entries, I am choosing to share one piece of Scripture from each passage. Something I have highlighted in my YouVersion account.
When you can, take the time to read each one. You will be blessed beyond measure!
One of the things I love about the Psalms is – they are messy. The psalmist’s life is messy and unpredictable, yet they show us how to continue to have faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. They show us that God is still in full control, even when we have absolutely no idea what is going on in our lives.
I have taken refuge in the Lord.
How can you say to me,
“Escape to the mountains like a bird!
For look, the wicked string bows;
they put their arrows on bowstrings
to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart.
When the foundations are destroyed,
what can the righteous do (vv. 1-3, CSB)?”
But I will sing of your strength
and will joyfully proclaim
your faithful love in the morning.
For you have been a stronghold for me,
a refuge in my day of trouble.
To you, my strength, I sing praises,
because God is my stronghold —
my faithful God (vv. 16-17).
Lord my God, if I have done this,
if there is injustice on my hands,
if I have done harm to one at peace with me
or have plundered my adversary without cause,
may an enemy pursue and overtake me;
may he trample me to the ground
and leave my honor in the dust (vv. 3-5).
Though an army deploys against me,
my heart will not be afraid;
though a war breaks out against me,
I will still be confident. . .
For he will conceal me in his shelter
in the day of adversity (vv. 3, 5a).
But I trust in you, Lord;
I say, “You are my God.”
The course of my life is in your power;
rescue me from the power of my enemies
and from my persecutors.
Make your face shine on your servant;
save me by your faithful love (vv. 14-16).
I sought the Lord, and he answered me
and rescued me from all my fears.
Those who look to him are radiant with joy;
their faces will never be ashamed (vv. 4-5).
Feature image by Becca Tapert.