Welcome back to Week 2 in the Book of Psalms! You all have done a great job sharing your reflections from your daily reading out on Instagram and Facebook. If you missed those discussions – I hope you will join us this week!
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This Week’s Bible Reading Plan:
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This week’s Reflection & Discussion Questions
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David was all alone, but he took great comfort in knowing that God saw his sorrow and tears. His tossing and turning and tears on his bed did not mean that God was against him. He knew that God was for him and heard his cries for help.
What was the last thing you cried over? How does knowing that God sees every tear make you feel? Do you need reminded today that God is for you? God is for you and He loves you. Never forget that! Keep trusting in Him!
David wrote this Psalm while he was in a cave hiding from Saul. Even though David had cried out to God and his circumstances had not changed, he praised God. David’s spirit was free even though he was stuck in a cave.
In the midst of hard times, it is tempting to fall into despair as we wait on the Lord. Are you in the midst of a hard trial today? Free yourself through praise. Write 5 things below that you can praise God for today.
David was lamenting over all the injustice in this world and longing for God to act on his behalf. One day, at the last judgement, there will be justice and the righteous will be rewarded and the wicked denied.
When those who do evil succeed and those who do what is right seem to suffer, it can shake our faith. But we are promised that one day we will receive a reward. How does it encourage you and give you hope to know that a reward in heaven awaits you?
This Psalm begins with David praying and asking the Lord for protection and it ends with David singing about God’s steadfast love in the morning. Sometimes when the night is long, we wonder if we will make it until morning. But when day breaks and the sun rises, we must lift our eyes to Jesus and thank him for bringing us through the darkness.
While those who are evil spend their days stirring up strife with “swords in their lips” (v. 7), God’s people are to be found singing praises. David’s confidence that God would protect him from evil gave him the strength to sing, even in the midst of his fears. Do you sing praises when you are fearful? Is this something you need to do more? How does singing praises to God change your outlook and give you strength?
David wanted more than just the help of man, he knew he needed God for victory. David also knew that he could not sit and wait for God to fight his battles for him. He needed to courageously fight alongside God.
God fights for us on two fronts. Not only does he help us, but he suppresses the enemy as well. What battle in your own life have you been fighting in your own strength? Go to God and ask him to help you and then bravely face your battle through the strength of God.
To print the 50 Discussion Questions for Psalms 51-100 – Click Here.
This Week’s Verses of the Day:
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Click HERE to print the Verses of the Day for Psalms 56-60.
Here’s the Printable
Bible Reading Plan Bookmark
so you can check off the days as you go.
Here’s another explanation of the SOAK Bible Study Method and Bible Coloring Chart if you need more guidance:
And the Bible Coloring Bookmark:Click HERE to Print the full page Coloring Chart
or here for the Bookmark Coloring Chart
Here are the highlighters, pens and pencils I refer to in the video:
Highlighters – Acid Free – Bible Hi-Glider
Fine Line Non-bleeding Pens – Micron Archival Ink and Multi-Colored Gel Pens
Colored Pencils – Crayola Twistables and Crayola Colored Pencils
I use the ESV Inductive Study Bible and the ESV Journaling Bible as my personal study Bible.
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Walk with the King,
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