Psalms for the Soul

Psalms for the Soul

Has worry, fear or depression ever made you feel soul-sick? We go to a doctor when our bodies are sick, but where do we go when we need help for our souls? Go to the Psalms. They are God’s medicine for the soul!

A Psalm for the Doubtful

June 17, 2018

The question is not if, but when you experience doubts about God, what should we do? Should we bottle them up and pretend they aren’t there? Should we give in to them and turn them into unbelief? ​In Psalm 77, Asaph found encouragement in midst of his doubts of God’s character when he reflected on God’s faithfulness to the Israelites. We too can find encouragement in the midst of our doubts when we reflect on His faithfulness.


A Psalm for the Depressed

June 10, 2018

Have you ever felt depressed? The word “depression” means something a little different to everyone. It’s something that we all go through. You know the feeling when you hear the word. The interesting thing about it is: although you understand exactly what it means, the person next to you understands it in a completely different way.

In Psalm 130, the Psalmist brought his depression to the Lord for relief. We can bring our depression to the Lord for relief.


A Psalm for the Hurting

June 3, 2018

If pain is unavoidable in this life and there are so many struggles that cause us pain, what can we do? Just as pain moves us to call the doctor, it can moves us to call on the Lord. That’s what the psalmist David did. Listen to how he called on the Lord concerning his hurts:

Psalm 25:18 (ESV) Consider my affliction and my trouble, and forgive all my sins.

In Psalm 25, David lifted up his hurting soul to the Lord for help. We can lift up our hurting souls to the Lord for help.


A Psalm for the Anxious

May 27, 2018

Do you feel anxious often? Psalm 91 has been a favorite psalm for many who are anxious. In Psalm 91, the Psalmist wrote that those experiencing fearful anxiety could find relief by abiding in the Lord. We can experience relief from fearful anxiety when we abide in the Lord.


A Psalm for the Angry

May 20, 2018

Anger is a powerful emotion, and if we let it control us, it can destroy relationships and cause harm to our souls. In Psalm 4, King David had received help from the Lord for his anger towards those who had betrayed him and he sought to advise them how they might rightly handle their anger as well. We can receive help from the Lord to rightly handle our anger.


A Psalm for the Discontent

May 14, 2018

Are you content? Happy with your life, your job, your house, your marriage, your kids…? Or do you struggle with discontentment? Does a constant restlessness plague you, so that you never feel fully satisfied and at peace? We go to a doctor when our bodies are sick, but where do we go when we need help for our souls? Go to the Psalms. They are God’s medicine for the soul!

In Psalm 131, David wrote of how he overcame his discontentment by finding contentment in the Lord. We can overcome our discontentment by finding contentment in the Lord.