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    My Favorite Psalms!

    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

    Jenn Arman
    Jenn Arman is a youth pastor, freelance writer and blogger. She was born in San Diego, California and raised 2 hours north east in the Inland Empire where she lives with her husband David and their cats. Jenn desires to bring glory to God and a healthy dose of reality to Christians through both writing and preaching. Visit jenniferarman.com for more on her work. You can also connect with her on www.facebook.com/JenniferArman.Writer and https://twitter.com/JennArman

    18 COMMENTS

    1. Psalms 23. The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
      2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
      he leads me beside quiet waters,
      3 he refreshes my soul.
      He guides me along the right paths
      for his name’s sake.
      4 Even though I walk
      through the darkest valley,[a]
      I will fear no evil,
      for you are with me;
      your rod and your staff,
      they comfort me.

      5 You prepare a table before me
      in the presence of my enemies.
      You anoint my head with oil;
      my cup overflows.
      6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me
      all the days of my life,
      and I will dwell in the house of the LORD
      forever.

    2. My favorite Psalms are .. Psalm 23 (of course) , Psalm 91 (My Mom has been praying that one over my family for as long as i can remember) , Psalm 51, Psalm 103, and Psalm 150 (I think this one proves that it’s really okay to worship God with contemporary music)

    3. One of my fave is Psalm 40
      ” I waited patiently for the Lord;
      he turned to me and heard my cry.
      He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
      out of the mud and mire;
      he set my feet on a rock
      and gave me a firm place to stand.
      He put a new song in my mouth,
      a hymn of praise to our God.
      Many will see and fear
      and put their trust in the Lord.”
      Psalm 40:1-3
      I think of it when I dont feel Gods presense at the moment situation and need the Lords help.

    4. It’s hard to choose just one so I picked a few! 🙂

      Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. Psalm 27:14.

      Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always. Psalm 105:4

      Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.” Psalm 126:2

      For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:13-14

    5. I love the Psalms! Psalm 91 is SO powerful! “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’ Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and your rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, a thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. If you make the Most High your dwelling-even the Lord, who is my refuge- then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent. FOr he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; so that you will not strike your foot against a stone….” -(vs 1-12)Read the whole thing, it is so encouraging!! Also, i LOVE Psalm 139 <3 🙂

    6. Hey there, Nicole! First of all, you are super encouraging! You deserve a huge crown in heaven for being such a light to so many of us seeking girls! I recently got the most beautiful bibles (with a big daisy on the front :)) and all these psalms were the FIRST thing i highlighted! haha but just know i love you and what you do for us!!
      Luv, Tay

      P.S. My fave Psalm is Psalm 139, because it sums up God, as amazing as he is!

    7. Psalms 8 all the way!

      1 O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!
      Your glory is higher than the heavens.
      2 You have taught children and infants
      to tell of your strength,[b]
      silencing your enemies
      and all who oppose you.
      3 When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—
      the moon and the stars you set in place—
      4 what are mere mortals that you should think about them,
      human beings that you should care for them?[c]
      5 Yet you made them only a little lower than God[d]
      and crowned them[e] with glory and honor.
      6 You gave them charge of everything you made,
      putting all things under their authority—
      7 the flocks and the herds
      and all the wild animals,
      8 the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea,
      and everything that swims the ocean currents.

      9 O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth

    8. PSALM 1: For my 8th grade retreat, my leader gave us this Psalm because it’s a great illustration of what our faith as Christians should look like.

      PSALM 121: A great little reminder that help comes from our great Daddy!! 😀

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      Just a little note: I think there are versions of the Bible that are not properly translated. At the end of the Bible in Revalation, I believe there is a warning against copywrighting the Bible. My church uses the NASB (New American Standard Bible), I use the NIV. (I know it isn’t the best one to use, but I love that it’s easy to understand and my Bible comes with study notes and it’s my Confermation Bible!) I think that we should use discernment because I have compared a Psalms from my translation to the same Psalms in a weird translation and it’s just not the same in a bad way. I just wanted to bring this up to get your opinion on this matter because I know organizations like Women of Faith use weird versions of the Bible. 🙂

      • I agree that we should use discernment when it comes to certain versions of the Bible. I prefer New American Standard Bible or the New Revised Standard Version, but I have used NIV, NLT and NKJV. When I’m unsure about a verse, I compare whatever translation I’m reading to my NASB because that is my preferred version. Sometimes translations like the New Living Translation or NIV can help us understand the Bible more easily and some are more accurate than others, but I think as long as we check things that we aren’t sure about, then the more mainstream versions are ok 🙂

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