I love the book of Psalms. Psalms and Lamentations are two of my favorite books of the Bible because they are so emotionally honest. It often can seem like the people we read about in the Bible have it all together; the Psalms aren’t like that–they are real and filled with emotions. So here is a list of some of my favorite Psalms.
Psalm 13 – “How long, O Lord? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face from me?” I pray this Psalm when I feel like I’m not hearing from God. My favorite thing about this Psalm is that in verse 5, David remembers that God has been trustworthy in the past and renews his trust in God for present and future circumstances.
Psalm 18 – David wrote this Psalm when God delivered him from King Saul, who was trying to kill David. This Psalm talks about the strength and power of God. God delivers His people when they call on Him for help.
Psalm 22 – Verse 5 says: “To You they cried out and were delivered; In You they trusted and were not disappointed.” When you feel aren’t sure if you can trust God, read this Psalm. The nation of Israel went through many hard times, but they always cried out to the Lord and He always delivered them. God never disappointed Israel and He will never disappoint us.
Psalm 19 – I love this Psalm because it combines two things I enjoy: God’s Word and nature. The beginning of this Psalm discusses how nature shows God’s glory. The second portion talks about God’s Word. I encourage you to read this Psalm often–it’s a great place to get answers to the questions “Why is the Bible so strict?” and “Why does Christianity have so many rules?”
Psalm 42 – Honestly, I just think that this Psalm is beautiful. The theme of the Psalm is of hoping and trusting in God and praising Him even when times are hard.
There are many more: Psalm 116 is great for showing us how to worship the Lord and Psalm 34 is comforting when you’re going through a hard time. The Psalms remind me that real people wrote the Bible, people just like you and me. They had bad days and good days, but they never stopped praising the Lord.
What is your favorite Psalm?
Sing to the Lord a new song; Sing to the Lord, all the earth. – Psalms 96:1