Monday Musings

A Soul Cast Down

“Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God” (Psalm 42:5-6, 11; 43:5). Psalms 42 and 43 take the reader on a rollercoaster of emotions. The psalmist begins his discourse with something akin to… Continue reading A Soul Cast Down

Monday Musings

Blessed Be God

“Blessed be God, because he has not rejected my prayer or removed his steadfast love from me!” (Psalm 66:20). Psalm 66 is a song of thanksgiving. The author is anonymous, but his psalm recounts his gratefulness to God for delivering him and all the people of Israel from innumerable trials. He proclaims the awesomeness of… Continue reading Blessed Be God

Monday Musings

We Will Not Fear

“The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress” (Psalm 46:7). Psalm 46 paints a picture of the earth in turmoil. The opening verses depict God as a refuge, a shelter from the terrible destruction of the world as the very ground falls away and the seas rise up in… Continue reading We Will Not Fear

Monday Musings

Deliverance

“I cry to you, O LORD; I say, ‘You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living’” (Psalm 142:5). When David was in trouble, many times he sat down and wrote a psalm. He was always honest in those times, telling God exactly how he felt about whatever situation he found himself… Continue reading Deliverance

Monday Musings

Simple Rest

“O LORD, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me” (Psalm 131:1). The Songs of Ascents are a series of fifteen psalms, believed to have been sung by the Israelites when they ascended to Jerusalem for… Continue reading Simple Rest