The book of Psalms contains some of the most quoted verses in the entire Bible. Psalms flows with words of praise, prayers, and heartfelt thoughts about life and God. Emotions range widely from crying out to God while facing the depths of despair, to praying for His Sovereign help and protection, to celebrating His goodness with joy and thankfulness.
And maybe that’s one reason many of us love it so much, because that is real life. I can relate. Maybe you can too. Some days are just hard. We may wonder where God is when we’re facing the toughest of times or may struggle with feeling like we’ve been left on our own in the heat of hard circumstances. Other days we’re reminded of His constant goodness and care; His praise is evident through our lives.
The book of Psalms is packed with powerful verses to continually fill our hearts and minds by memorizing and meditating on them. They offer light and truth for our days. They help to encourage a close walk with God. They give us hope, comfort, and peace for even the most difficult of times. And they provide praises, songs, and faith-filled prayers. If you’ve never read through this entire book, or even if you’ve read it through many times, it’s always well worth our time to give focus and attention to these words of treasure and wisdom for our lives.
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