The Psalms are often a source of material for this blog. And for good reason. The Psalms deal with life, from beginning to end. They offer praise and thanksgiving; cry out in pain; shout for joy; express fear. In every Psalm, though, there is God.
Two of the themes in the Psalms are worthy of constant consideration: God’s refuge for those who need help and God’s unfailing love. These are everyday and lifelong themes.
“You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.” (Psalm 32:7, NIV)
“Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For you have been my refuge…I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.” (Psalm 61:1-4)
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells. God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day. (Psalm 46:1-5)
“But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing the Lord’s praise, for he has been good to me.” (Psalm 13:5-6)
“Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.” (Psalm 90:14)
“May your unfailing love rest upon us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you.” (Psalm 33:22)