So what I am learning (about myself) is that Psalms is one of those things that if you pick up WHILE you are in a moment it is very powerful and God’s voice is so strong. By the way, if you are sitting here saying ” what in the world is she talking about, I have never heard God’s voice” you are in good company. I used to get so frustrated and actually question if I was “really” a Christian because I NEVER HEARD IT. So when I started reading my Bible and realized WHAT I was reading was directly related to my circumstances I started getting a little freaked out! As I grew, I realized that the clearest I hear God is directly from his Word. It’s cold and cranky out today. Sit still and read 1 psalm over and over. See what happens ❤️
My first read:
Turn to me and be gracious to me,
for I am lonely and afflicted.
Relieve the troubles of my heart
and free me from my anguish.
Look on my affliction and my distress
and take away all my sins.
See how numerous are my enemies
and how fiercely they hate me!
For those who had said: “I don’t know what people are talking about, I don’t hear God”. That was God talking directly to ME. I read that Psalm over several times and each time a different section then would pop out.
Second read: This next one made me giggle like God was trying to make me laugh and remember how far I have come…
Do not remember the sins of my youth
and my rebellious ways;
And I read it again and God closed our conversation with:
Good and upright is the Lord;
therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.
He guides the humble in what is right
and teaches them his way.
Psalm 25 is one of the acrostic psalms in which each verse in the Hebrew Bible begins with the succeeding letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
Psalm 29 I am 99% sure David was sitting in a Thunderstorm just feeling the Presence of God all around him. Underline the word “voice”.
Psalm 33: What a beautiful Psalm.
20 We (this group reading through together this year) wait in hope for the Lord;
he is our help and our shield.
21 In him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in his holy name.
22 May your unfailing love be with us, Lord,
even as we put our hope in you.
Psalm 36-Continue your love to those who know you,
your righteousness to the upright in heart. ❤️
Psalm 39 Holy Cow! I could cut and paste the whole thing!