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How Does God Bring Destruction? Psalm 46:1-11 Come, see the glorious works of the LORD: See how he brings destruction upon the world. He causes wars to end throughout the earth. He breaks the bow and snaps the spear; he […]

Face Down in the Dust Psalm 44:1-26 We collapse in the dust, lying face down in the dirt. Rise up! Help us! Ransom us because of your unfailing love. Psalm 44:25-26 Has your life ever been so difficult that you […]

The Blessing of Fear READ Psalm 128:1-6   How joyful are those who fear the LORD     all who follow his ways! Psalm 128:1 When I was a child, I was afraid of sirens. If a police car was racing through our […]

Restore our fortunes, LORD, as streams renew the desert. Psalm 126:4 Psalm 126 begins by celebrating the return of the Israelites from exile (126:1). It was a time of laughter as God’s people rejoiced in the “amazing things” God had […]

Messy Praying READ Psalm 120:1-7   “I am tired of living     among people who hate peace.” Psalm 120:6 Psalm 120 is the first in a series of psalms known as the “Psalms of Ascent.” They were used by the Jewish people […]

The Lord Is for Me READ Psalm 118:1-29   The LORD is for me, so I will have no fear.     What can mere people do to me? Psalm 118:6 Psalm 118 was written in the context of hostility. The unnamed psalm […]

A Sacrifice of Thanksgiving READ Psalm 116:1-19   I will offer you a sacrifice of thanksgiving     and call on the name of the LORD. Psalm 116:17 Psalm 116 celebrates God’s goodness. The psalmist has experienced God’s grace in manifold expressions. God […]

Tremble! READ Psalm 114:1-8   Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord,     at the presence of the God of Jacob. Psalm 114:7 One Saturday morning when I was a teenager, my friend Mike and I rode our bikes to […]