Psalm 8 David praises the Lord (as should we)
  1. O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.
  2. Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightiest still the enemy and the avenger.
  3. When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
  4. What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
  5. For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
  6. Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:
  7. All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;
  8. The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.
  9. O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!
Psalm 9:1-2
  1. I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.
  2. I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.
Psalm 13 (Do we sometimes question the Lord’s timing?
  1. How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?
  2. How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?
  3. Consider and hear me, O Lord my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;
  4. Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.
  5. But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.
  6. I will sing unto the Lord, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.
Psalm 16 (David takes refuge in the Lord and is certain of His presence in his life.)
  1. Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.
  2. O my soul, thou hast said unto the Lord, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee;
  3. But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.
  4. Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips.
  5. The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.
  6. The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.
  7. I will bless the Lord, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.
  8. I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
  9. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.
  10. For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
  11. Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. (Do we take comfort in knowing that the same is true for us?)
Psalm 23 (This one speaks for itself)
  1. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
  2. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
  3. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
  4. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
  5. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
  6. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

How has this psalm spoken to you over the years?

Psalm 46 (Can we just “be still” and trust Him?)
  1. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
  2. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
  3. Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.
  4. There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.
  5. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.
  6. The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.
  7. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
  8. Come, behold the works of the Lord, what desolations he hath made in the earth.
  9. He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.
  10. Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
  11. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
Psalm 71:14-18 (How about verse 18?)
  1. But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more.
  2. My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof.
  3. I will go in the strength of the Lord God: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.
  4. O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works.
  5. Now also when I am old and greyheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come.
Psalm 95:1-7 (How much do we have to be thankful for?)
  1. O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.
  2. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.
  3. For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.
  4. In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also.
  5. The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land.
  6. O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker.
  7. For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.
Psalm 100 (The Lord is good, loving and faithful) AMEN!
  1. Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.
  2. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
  3. Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
  4. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
  5. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

David was a fallen, sinful man but he experienced the love and forgiveness of God in a mighty way. We too, know the comfort of God’s love and His presence in our lives and we should never be afraid to call on Him.

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