Day 176:Psalms

There are 150 chapters in the Book of Psalms. Many start out singing their pleas and griefs to God, but end up praising Him for all He has given and promises to do.

Psalm 34:18 “The Lord is close to the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”

Psalm 46:10 ”Be still and know that I Am God.”

Psalm 46 is saying to Psalm 34, don’t worry, I understand, and I Am here for you. Believe in me. I got you.

Most of us let fear and worry get in the way of letting God do His work. But, once we let go, it is like walking through the veil that we put in front of our own eyes.

The Psalms are like a hymn book, and many songs are written from these words. Psalms make sense of our groans and sighs, but the Holy Spirit corrects that for us. God loves us the most. In all of His splendor and beauty in the world, humans were His greatest creation.

Psalm 8: 5–6 says, “You made them only a little lower than God and crowned them with glory and honor. You gave them charge of everything you made, putting all things under their authority.”

God gave us authority over all, but He did expect that we would treat it with respect, dignity, and for His glory. We can see that we don’t always do that. We think that we can justify our bad behaviors against others.

Psalm 13:1, “O, Lord, how long will You forget me? Forever?” Most of us sing this when we are waiting for His answer to one of our problems or complaints. We lose our faith. We think He has abandoned us. He hasn’t. And those who wrote the Psalms typically give God the benefit of the doubt, and praise Him for they know He will come through.

One of the most famous Psalms confirms this, Psalm 23:1–6, the Psalm of King David:

“The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures, He leadeth me beside the still water. He restoreth my Soul, He leadeth me in the paths of the righteousness for His Name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies; Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord, for ever.”

This is vison that King David saw of a life after death on earth even before Jesus came to fulfill the New Covenant because Adam and Eve broke the first one.

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