Quiet Time Tips

Make Psalms One of Your Best Friends

September 27, 2017

The book of Psalms drew me deeper into a love for God. I knew Him and loved Him when I was a preteen, but I really understood more about His character by getting lost in the imagery and prayers of Psalms.

 

Words

like rock, refuge, strength, and delivers showed me that God cares about our struggles, and He moves heaven and earth to help us.

 

Names

for God like King of glory (PS 24:8), King of all the earth (PS 47:7), God of salvation (PS 68:20), and the Most High and the Almighty (PS 91:1) illustrate His majesty and mighty power.

 

Descriptions

of God—full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering and abundant in mercy and truth (PS 86:15)—helped me to appreciate His heart of love all the more. Although He has perfect power and can do anything, He chooses to be loving, kind, and forgiving.

 

Make Psalms one of your best friends. Run to it when life throws something unexpected at you or when your heart needs cheering up. Draw strength from its truths and promises. Carry its beautiful verses in your heart by memorizing your favorite ones.

 

Get to know Psalms more by writing down verses in your spiritual journal. If you don’t mind marking in your Bible, choose one colored pencil or pen to underline all of the promises you find. Choose another color to underline instruction statements. Put boxes around verses that are especially meaningful to you, and memorize those.

 

You will find truths to build your life on and promises that give you hope when the whole world seems dark. Psalms will become a dear friend for life, and you will come to know God better as Hero, King, and Friend.

 

 

“Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.” – Psalm 62:8*

 

*All Bible verses are NKJV

 

 

 


 Katy Kauffman – Column: Quiet Time Tips: Delighting in God and His Word

Katy Kauffman believes that spending time with God makes all the difference in our Christian lives. She spent her teen years pursuing her dream—to be a Bible study teacher. Today, she is the co-founder of a Bible study ministry, an award-winning author, and an editor and a designer of Refresh Bible Study Magazine. Connect with her more at her blog, Life with God.

 

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Comments

  1. Kayla Johansen

    September 27, 2017 at 10:22 am Reply

    This is such a good reminder, Katy. I’ve recently found that Psalms are great passages to memorize because, many times, they can be our “battle cry” of sorts when life gets rough. Love this post. ?

    1. Katy Kauffman

      October 16, 2017 at 9:04 pm Reply

      Yes, Kayla! Our battle cry and our heart’s cry. Thank you for sharing that.

  2. Gillian Bronte Adams

    October 13, 2017 at 7:52 pm Reply

    Love this ! The Psalms are truly my favorite. Time and again, I find myself turning back to them to rejoice, to praise, to weep, to find courage, to trust once more in the Lord. Honestly, the time that I’ve spent in the Psalms is what has taught me to pray and has deepened my relationship with the Lord more than anything else. Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Katy Kauffman

      October 16, 2017 at 9:06 pm Reply

      Hello, Gillian, I agree. Psalms is something every believer needs. It can act as a guide and a rock when we need it. Thanks for commenting on the post!

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