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