I recently began reading the book of Psalms, one a day. With one-hundred and fifty Psalms, that will take me quite some time, but I’m really enjoying the project. As part of it, I’ve decided to share some of my thoughts on what I’m reading with you. These “Sunday Psalms” posts will appear twice (and occasionally, thrice) a month. I don’t intend to do every Psalm here; the more likely outcome is my favorite ones, two or three at a time. Enjoy!
Psalm 1:2-3 “But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on His law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.”
I’ve been out of the Word for so long, and I really have been, like the next verse talks about, chaff blown in the wind. Recently, though, spending time consistently in the Word, I’ve felt rejuvenated. I’ve still got a lot of things running around my head, a lot of emotions warring for control. But there’s a new sense of being anchored. A breath of intention. A sense of stability. And it is wonderful. It takes time to sit, read, and think about what I’ve read. But I find myself craving that time.
Thank You, Lord, for Your Word. Thank You for choosing to reveal so much of Yourself to me. You’ve recorded Your incredible story of redemption, the trials and emotions of Mankind, and wisdom to bring us closer to You. Your Word is priceless, Lord, and I thank You for it.
Psalm 2:10-11 “Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear and rejoice with trembling.”
We had a thunderstorm the other evening, and, in the midst of it, we heard and felt the largest thunderclap I think I have ever experienced. It was terrifying. It literally shook the house, and, for a moment, I wasn’t sure we were going to come through it. The raw power of nature is awe-inspiring, incredible, terrifying. Yet we don’t ascribe that same feeling to the Creator, Who made all that raw power. You think a thunderclap is impressive? Imagine the power of the Living God. He can literally bend the laws of nature to suit His plans. This is no impotent deity we serve. He certainly should be feared. He definitely deserves to be worshipped.
And the thing is, if God is bigger than all the terrifying and powerful things in Creation, then isn’t He bigger than my problems? Isn’t He powerful enough to speak into every area of my life? Of course He is! Look at the detail He put into this world. Do I really think He would just let my life drift along without meaning? No. My God cares. My God saves. And doubt has no place here.
So, what do you think of these verses? Have you been reading Psalms recently? If so, what have you discovered? I’d love to hear all about your thoughts in the comments!