Psalms

The Joy of Forgiveness

“Many sorrows shall be to the wicked; But he who trusts in the Lord, mercy shall surround him. Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous; And shout for joy, all you upright in heart! – Psalm 32:10‭-‬11 These two verses, penned by King David, conclude a wonderful psalm that teaches us about the…

Light in The Dark Places

“Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; For I shall yet praise Him, the help of my countenance and my God.” – Psalm 42:5 “It feels like a curtain of darkness closed within me. I’ve been overwhelmed by a heavy sadness that consumes me.…

Wholehearted Praise

“I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works” – Psalm 9:1 As is true in many of his psalms, David opens Psalm 9 telling of his open lips of praise to God. If you were to have heard David doing so, you would have heard…

Enter His Gates

“Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands! Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before His presence with singing. Know that the Lord, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,…

Restoration of Joy

“I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.” Psalm 34:4 This is a brief, simple verse that’s packed with profound, rich comfort for you and me today. In many ways, David had many fears. In many ways, David had much around him pressing him to be fearful of.…

Deliverance from Fear

“I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.” – Psalm 34:4 This is a brief, simple verse that’s packed with profound, rich comfort for you and me today. In many ways, David had many fears. In many ways, David had much around him pressing him to be fearful…

God’s Help in Trouble

“Give us help from trouble, for the help of man is useless. Through God we will do valiantly, for it is He who shall tread down our enemies.” – Psalm 108:12-13 Man’s help? Or God’s help? Who will deliver us? Who should we call upon? King David gives us important instruction through example in Psalm…

But I Will Sing

Psalm 59:16-17 — But I will sing of Your power; Yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning; For You have been my defense and refuge in the day of my trouble. To You, O my Strength, I will sing praises; For God is my defense, my God of mercy. It’s wonderfully…

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Why Do We Sing?

“Oh come, let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. For the Lord is the great God, and the great King above all gods.” Psalm 95:1-3 Why do we do what…