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I Will Remember

It's easy to blame God when things are not going well. We pray and it seems our prayers are going up into an empty sky. Questioning God when He seems far away is common and this psalm echoes that.

A great beauty of the psalms is the open, honest expression of prayer seen throughout the collection of 150 songs of prayer and praise. Sometimes the honesty is surprisingly raw, and it may make us feel uncomfortable when we read them.

Save Me, Oh God!

We all deal with despair—a sense of hopelessness—from time to time. At times the dark hole of despair may seem inescapable for some of us. Even when someone else's despair appears deeper and darker than our own, we can relate.

The depth of emotion in the Psalms captures great heights of joy and disorienting depths of despair. They paint a picture with words we can all relate to at different times in our life.

This is God's design. His intention. David and other psalmists express for us the heights and depths and in-betweens of life.

Cry of a Thirsty Soul

God, you are my God. I search for you. I thirst for you like someone in a dry, empty land where there is no water.

I have seen you in the Temple and have seen your strength and glory.

Because your love is better than life, I will praise you. I will praise you as long as I live. I will lift up my hands in prayer to your name.

Does God Have Wings?

Listen to my cry for help, O God. Pay attention to my prayer. From the ends of the earth, I call to you when I begin to lose heart.

Lead me to the rock that is high above me. You have been my refuge, a tower of strength against the enemy.

I would like to be a guest in your tent forever and to take refuge under the protection of your wings. Selah [vss 1-4]