In this message we explore the unwavering, brutally honest, heart warming, life saving, wisdom imbuing, strength giving, hope filled words of the Psalms.
“My heart is not proud, Lord, my eyes are not haughty;
I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me.
But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content.”
Psalm 131:1-2, NIV
“When hard pressed I cried to the Lord; he brought me into a spacious place. The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? The Lord is with me; he is my helper… I was pushed back and about to fall, but the Lord helped me. The Lord is my strength and my defense… I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the Lord has done. The Lord has chastened me severely, but he has not given me over to death…
The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone…
he has made his light shine on us… Give thanks to the Lord
for he is good; his love endures forever.”
Psalm 118, NIV (excerpts)
“Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.
See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting”
Psalm 139:23-24, NIV
“All the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.”
Psalm 139:16, NIV
“Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.”
Jesus in Matthew 11:28, NIV