Psalms

The Healing Power of Singing the Psalms amid Suffering

The Healing Power of Singing the Psalms amid Suffering

The Psalms explore the full range of human emotions from a God-centered perspective. Some Psalms leap off the page as they call worshippers of the one true God to lift their voices up to him with thankfulness and joy. We also see Psalms in which the writer laments the horrible position he finds himself in. The Psalmists speak to God honestly about the pain they are facing. They speak clearly and honestly about their pain. When Christians sing songs that sound like the lament Psalms, we gain a vocabulary for how we talk to God when we are suffering.

The Imprecatory Psalms and Russia

The Imprecatory Psalms and Russia

Imprecatory psalms affirm our sense that there’s real wrong with the world, that we are right to be angry about it. They speak of the psalmist’s pain in their realness and rawness. They remind us that God is not afraid of our anger. In fact, He, too, is grieved and angry at evil borne of the sin we have committed against one another. These psalms, these imprecatory words, remind us that we can come to God in our anger and ask that He do something about it. The rest of the Psalms, and the rest of the Bible, remind us that He is trustworthy. 

Target Sells Best-Selling Devotional That Includes a Prayer Asking God to 'Help Me to Hate White People'

Target Sells Best-Selling Devotional That Includes a Prayer Asking God to 'Help Me to Hate White People'

A best-selling book that includes a prayer asking for God to “help me to hate White people” sparked controversy this week after a Virginia pastor posted excerpts from the book on social media and urged Christians to be cautious about such theology.

A Psalm That Leads to 'Unhurried Serenity and Peace and Power'

A Psalm That Leads to 'Unhurried Serenity and Peace and Power'

It is sadly understandable that secular people would despair of hope in times that seem hopeless. Our responsibility as followers of Jesus is to help them follow Jesus as well, sharing God’s word and grace with all those we influence.