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Summer Psalms

The Day of Trouble

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The Day of Trouble
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Overview Psalm 20 is a psalm of David, and it’s a prayer for victory. The psalm emphasizes trust in God rather than human means (like chariots and horses). The trust in God over human strength and the hope for divine assistance are vital themes in this psalm and for our lives.

I Cry Out

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I Cry Out
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The psalmist cries out to God in deep distress and sorrow. Throughout the psalm, the writer describes his feelings of isolation, abandonment, and overwhelming affliction. He continually seeks God, mentioning his constant prayer and seeking the Lord’s attention. The tone is desperate, as the writer portrays himself as being among the dead and forgotten. This psalm offers an honest expression of deep anguish and serves as a reminder that it is okay to bring our raw emotions before God. It represents the real human experience of feeling distant from God, even when seeking Him earnestly.

How Long, O Lord?

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How Long, O Lord?
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No matter how bleak the situation, or how distant God may seem, we can always turn to Him and find reassurance in His promises. The key is to shift our focus from the size of our problems to the vastness of God’s love and grace.

God Is on the Throne

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God Is on the Throne
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Psalm 47 is a song of praise and triumph, a declaration of the universal reign of God. The psalmist speaks of God’s rule over all the nations and His sovereignty over the entire world, emphasizing the rightful worship and exaltation that should be given to God because of His supreme power and rule.

A Throne with No End

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A Throne with No End
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Psalm 102 acknowledges the fleeting and fragile nature of human existence but finds comfort and hope in the eternal nature of God. The psalmist’s distress leads them to cry out to God, who remains constant amidst the temporal challenges of life. Ultimately, the psalm points to a future restoration and a renewed hope in God’s enduring faithfulness.

When the Darkness Doesn’t Lift

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When the Darkness Doesn't Lift
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In this psalm, we see the psalmist grappling with the tension between their faith in God’s past faithfulness and their present experience of defeat and suffering. It highlights the reality that there are times in history and in individual lives when it may seem as though God is distant or not actively intervening on behalf of His people.

The big idea of this psalm is that there are times in history and in life when it seems like God is not helping His people. In times like these, faithfulness to God doesn’t always bring worldly achievement, but it is successful in the eyes of God.

Beauty, Pain, and EVERYTHING in Between

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Beauty, Pain, and EVERYTHING in Between
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Psalm 27 is a well-known psalm attributed to King David, and it expresses his trust in God’s protection and deliverance. It beautifully captures the theme of finding strength and solace in God’s presence amidst the trials and challenges of life.

This I Know, That God is for Me

Psalm 56 is a powerful expression of trust and confidence in God in the midst of challenging circumstances. The psalm is attributed to David and is believed to have been written during a time when he was facing great adversity and persecution. Despite the difficulties he was experiencing, David’s faith in God remained strong, and…