1. Almighty God Helps and Keeps You – Psalm 121
I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth… (v. 1-2)
The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore. (v. 7-8)
2. The Lord Listens and Gives Rest – Psalm 116
I love the Lord, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live… (v. 1-2)
The Lord preserves the simple; when I was brought low, he saved me. Return, O my soul, to your rest; for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you. (v. 6-7)
3. He Loves and Forgives Without Limit – Psalm 103
For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us. (v. 11-12)
4. God Protects and Acts in Perfect Timing – Psalm 27
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? (v. 1)
…Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! (v. 14)
5. The Lord Responds and Revives the Broken – Psalm 34
I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed… (v. 4-5)
Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! Oh, fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him have no lack! (v. 8-9)The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18
6. God Restores and Brings Joy – Psalm 40
I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord. (v. 1-3)
As for you, O Lord, you will not restrain your mercy from me; your steadfast love and your faithfulness will ever preserve me! (v. 11)
7. He Secures and Holds Us Fast – Psalm 62
For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken. On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God. (v. 5-7)
A common thread in the psalms is that God is near, ready to act on our behalf according to His glorious will. We only have to call upon Him.
Read these, write these, pray these, sing these – whatever will stick them in your mind! May God’s Word fill your heart with hope as you walk in the freedom only Christ gives.