Psalms for Troubled Times – Psalm 77

In Trouble, On Trial, With Trust The Psalm begins with six statements of very personal trouble. Maybe you’ve been there! “I cried unto God with my voice, unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me. In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: My sore ran in the night, and…

Psalms for Troubled Times – Psalm 76

Great, Glorious, Gracious The Lord’s name is great“In Judah is God known: his name is great in Israel. In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion. There brake he the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle. Selah.” Note that in the place of His name…

Psalms for Troubled Times – Psalm 75

God is Judge Altaschith (Do not destroy)A Psalm or Song of Asaph. This title altaschith can be seen as a plea from the psalmist to the divine judge for mercy and deliverance. Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works…

Psalms for Troubled Times – Psalm 74

Remember, Remember, Remember Maschil of Asaph. O God, why hast thou cast us off for ever? why doth thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture? Remember thy congregation, which thou hast purchased of old; the rod of thine inheritance, which thou hast redeemed; this mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt.…O God, how long…

Psalms for Troubled Times – Psalm 73

From ‘How?’ To ‘Whom?’ (So we begin a new section of the Psalms – Book 3, and the next 11 Psalms are all Psalms of Asaph) A statement of faith v1Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart. A confusion of mind v2-9But as for me, my feet were almost…

Psalms for Troubled Times – Psalm 72

The best is yet to come A Psalm for Solomon,_ a type of Christ in His future coming in glory to reign._ V1-3 – The character of His KingdomGive the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king’s son. He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment. The…

Psalms for Troubled Times – Psalm 71

Divine Righteousness, Daily Response In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust … Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape … Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress. Deliver me, O my God…

Psalms for Troubled Times – Psalm 70

Let God be magnified in my body ‘Make haste, O God, to deliver me; make haste to my help, O LORD …Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation say continually, “Let God be magnified”. But I am poor and needy: make haste unto…

Psalms for Troubled Times – Psalm 69

Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul. I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me. (Matt26:37) I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God. They…

Psalms for Troubled Times – Psalm 68

Victory & Blessing with God “Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him … let the wicked perish at the presence of God. But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice … God setteth the solitary in families:…

Psalms for Troubled Times – Psalm 67

A prayer for God’s salvation ‘God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations. Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee. O let the nations be glad and…

Psalms for Troubled Times – Psalm 66

God brings the humble through (V8-15) ‘O bless our God, ye people, and make the voice of his praise to be heard: Which holdeth our soul in life, and suffereth not our feet to be moved. For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried. Thou broughtest us into…