No wonder the Psalms are called the most human book of the Bible. Like a welcoming atrium, the words invite us in, throwing open the corridors of faith, bidding us bring our faith and doubt inside. They encourage us to come and know a God who might be unlike, even much unlike, the one we now imagine, or reject. Maybe God is more wild, more unpredictable, more passionate, and more for us than we imagined. British Benedictine Sebastian Moore writes, “God behaves in the Psalms in ways He is not allowed to behave in systematic theology.” And so do His followers. In the Psalms we find ourselves and our emotions—even those embarrassingly raw, ugly or spiritually uncouth.
The Joy of the Psalms»