Have you ever read through the psalms? It can seem like quite the emotional roller coaster!
Nowadays, with all the issues that are going on in life globally, locally, personally and professionally, it would really help to find a way to keep our emotions in check. That’s exactly what I find in the book of Psalms.
Sure, you might see it as a bunch of depressed, scared, psychotic at times, over-joyed individuals who are letting their emotions out to the Lord. But aside from all that, there is a calming, soothing and even stabilizing effect that the psalms have.
Many people have written poems, songs, essays, etc., but what sets these specific psalms apart from all other poetic literature, is the fact that those who put the word of God together, felt that these chapters belonged as well! These poems of great praise and adoration, of anger and humiliation, of fear and failure, of hope and victory were worthy to be considered to be read alongside the very life of Jesus and all the other Bible all stars.
This tells me there is more to be understood from the Psalms than what you read at the surface. Within these pages you will find people who have the same issues as people of all generations, but they had a perspective that had to be preserved so others could draw strength from them. They had a perspective that God was going to be alongside of them in the midst of whatever they went through.
Within these pages you will find principles that will lead you to be encouraged, be hopeful, be excited, feel comforted by Another, and even be taught great lessons from some of the Bible’s heavyweights.
I am on a quest to go through the Psalms one chapter at a time and just give a brief commentary. I would love if you would leave a comment and join into this type of Bible study. God bless and I hope to hear from you!