I know I’m not alone in saying that in my lowest moments, I turn to the Psalms. The Psalms are unusual in that they are considered sacred Scripture in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. I felt absolutely destroyed by life today, struggling with feelings I find hard to convey, but thank God I reached for my Bible and turned to the Psalms. As usual, there was comfort to be found.
When I open my Bible it automatically opens at Psalm 37, such is the frequency with which I have turned to that Psalm for comfort in recent years. So I read through Psalms 37-40, and I will share just five verses that resonated with me today. Perhaps they will help someone reading this, or encourage someone to return to the Psalms or read them for the first time.
For my iniquities have gone over my head,(Psalm 38:4)
like a heavy burden, they are too heavy for me.
I am feeble and crushed,(Psalm 38:8)
I groan because of the tumult of my heart.
My friends and companions stand aloof from my plague,(Psalm 38:11)
and my nearest kin stand far off.
Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust,(Psalm 40:4)
who does not turn to the proud,
to those who go astray after a lie!
Trust in the Lord and do good,(Psalm 37:3)
dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.
I hope that many people reading this have had the great mercy of reading and being comforted by the Psalms. King David, thank you! Lord God, thank you! ❤️🙏🏻