To pluck or to cherry-pick verses out of the Psalms is to rob us of a very important part of the journey.
God’s full and final promise of deliverance and protection is only seen in the light of final judgment revealed at the end of the ages.
As Christians, we need to remember that the way to be truly on the right side of history is to align ourselves with the character and purposes of God.
Knowing who God is and who we are enables the favor of the Lord our God to rest upon us.
The great sign of faith is not the absence of difficulties or always emotionally feeling God’s presence. It is the dogged determination to hold on to the Lord in the midst of the storm.
This psalm gives us a glimpse, even if only fragmentary, of the engulfing anguish of that Man of Sorrows who stood in our place.
Many of our churches have been turned into celebration centers so that prayers of anguish, lament, and anger are not given space.
Many of the great prayers of the Psalms, both hopes and fears, are fulfilled in Jesus Christ. He is the fulfillment of all our hopes and the dispeller of our fears.
The Psalms include strong exhortation for us to listen and heed all the ways God speaks to us.
The history of Israel is a kind of lived parable from which we can discern the basic patterns of God’s dealings with humanity at any time, and in any age.