7 Psalms to Help You Face Life Again


6. Psalm 101 – A song to keep you from compromise

In Psalm 101, David sang of the goodness and righteousness of God (verse 1) and contrasted it with the evil in this world. This song is her commitment to being careful to live a flawless life.

“I will walk in my house in the integrity of my heart,” sings David in verse 2. “I will not put anything worthless before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall; he will not attach himself to me ”A perverse heart will leave me; I will know no evil (verses 3-4, NASB).

David pledges not to tolerate any sin in his presence and swears that his eyes will be “upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me; He who walks blamelessly is he who will serve me ”(verse 6).

This passage of scripture strengthened me in my early twenties that I, like David, needed to take a stand on how I would choose to live. I couldn’t walk in the middle of the road. I had to choose righteousness over worldliness, integrity over dishonesty, good over evil, God over me and sin. Label this song as a personal commitment to integrity, a dedication to living purely, a commitment to your home and family, or as a wish to God to live fully for Him.

7. Psalm 145 – A reminder of God’s protection and provision

Since my teenage years, I have prayed through this song, and over the years I have taught others to do the same, as a way to stay aligned with God’s will and his ways. It is a song of consolation, “The Lord sustains all who fall, and lifts up all who are bowed down” (verse 14 KJV). It is a song celebrating God’s provision: “The eyes of all are on You, and You are giving them their food in due time. You open your hand and satisfy the desire of every living being ”(verses 15-16). And it is a song that will strengthen for you God’s ability to keep you safe: “The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and good in all his works. The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He will satisfy the desire of those who fear him; He will also hear their cry for help and save them. The Lord watches over all who love him… ”(verses 17-20).

Bookmark this Psalm and start browsing it at least once a week. I guarantee you that it will change your life and your heart, and bring you closer to the One who satisfies you.

To learn more about drawing closer to God and feeling his presence during silence or disappointment, see Cindi’s books, When God sees your tears, The whispers of God in a woman’s heart, and Let God meet your emotional needs.

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