God is faithful and you can get all that you need through reading His word. The Psalms have been described as a book that talks about your relationship with God. Regardless on what you are going through, you can get everything that you need from the book of psalms. You just need to know where to look. This is what we are going to go through this episode.
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When you need comfort go to Psalms 23
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. – Psalms 23:1-4
God is seen as a caring shepherd and a dependable guide. We must follow God and obey his commands. He is our only hope for eternal security.
To give thanks to God go to Psalms 136
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of gods. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the Lord of lords: His love endures forever. – Psalms 136:1-3
This Psalm is about the never ending story of Gods love. We can be thankful to God because of his Love and since He loves us we know that he is working out everything in our favor.
When you need to receive forgiveness for your sins go to Psalms 51
Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. – Psalms 51:1-2
This was David’s plea for mercy, forgiveness and cleansing after he committed adultery with Bathsheba. God wants our heart to be right with him. Since Jesus has paid the price for our sins, we only need to approach God through Him to ask for forgiveness.
To know how to approach God each morning Psalms 5
In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly. – Psalms 5:3
The secret to a close relationship with God is to pray to him earnestly in the morning. In the morning our minds are free and we can commit the entire day ahead to God. Have a regular time in the morning where you can meet with God.
To know why you should read the Bible – Psalms 119
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. – Psalms 119:105
Psalms 119 is the longest chapter in the bible and almost every verse mentions Gods word and explains a benefit that comes when reading it. In the verse I mention above it speaks to the ability for God’s Word to guide you through your day. God’s word is the only sure guide that we have to living a pure life.
If you need to learn how to confess your sins go to Psalms 6
Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath. Have mercy on me, Lord, for I am faint; heal me, Lord, for my bones are in agony. My soul is in deep anguish. How long, Lord, how long? – Psalms 6:1-3
David accepted Gods punishment, but he begged God not to discipline him in anger. He realized that if God treated him with justice and no mercy then he would be wiped out by God’s wrath. God in His loving kindness forgives us instead of giving us what we deserve.
When you need to be reassured of Gods protection go to Psalms 91
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” – Psalms 91:1-2
God is a shelter, a refuge when we are afraid. The theme of this psalm is that God’s will protect us in the midst of danger. God doesn’t promise a world free from danger but he does promise his help whenever we face danger.
When you are praying for your family go to Psalms 128
Blessed are all who fear the Lord, who walk in obedience to him. You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours. Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table. Yes, this will be the blessing for the man who fears the Lord. – Psalms 128:1-4
The psalmist wrote that a good family life is a reward for following God. The values outlined in God’s word include love, service, honesty, integrity, and prayer. These help all relationships and are especially vital to home life. Reading and obeying God’s Word is a good place to start to make your family all that it should be.
When you are at the fork in the road – Psalms 1
Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. Psalm 1:1-2
The theme of this psalm is about life’s two roads. The life of the faithful person is contrasted with the life of the faithless person. God does not judge people based on race, sex, or nationality. He judges them bases on their faith in Him and their response to his revealed will. Those who diligently try to obey Gods will are blessed.
To know how intimately God knows you go to Psalms 139
You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely. – Psalms 139:1-4
These verses speak of the omniscience, omnipresence, and omnipotence of God. David marveled at the intimate way in which God was acquainted with him. God knows when we are at rest and work. He knows our motives and our thoughts before we even speak them. He knows everything about our public and private life. There is absolutely nothing about us that God does not know.
I hope that you relationship with God is strengthened because of this episode. For the notes and prayer plan for this episode, click here.
Continue to fight the good fight of faith.