Psalm 44 (Part 2): Hang on Tight

Today’s reading is verses 17-26 of Psalm 44, which you can read here. If you missed yesterday’s devotional (Psalm 44 part 1), you can find that here. Yesterday we talked about finding the honesty – together as a community – to say things to God...

Psalm 44 (part 1): Honest to God

Psalm 44 is categorized as a corporate lament – it is an expression of grief or anger, written to be expressed by a community, an assembly, a people. I feel very free to express my grief and questions to God on my own, but I see an honesty in the Lament Psalms...

Psalm 122: A Prayer for Peace

You can read today’s Intercession Psalm here.  Imagine you are one of the children of Israel, in the generations after exile. You were born of a people covenanted to Yahweh God, married to the Most High. Your ancestors followed Yahweh out of Egypt, through the...

Psalm 135: Praise the Lord!

Psalm 135 reads like an epic spoken word, with growing passion and even some well-timed background music. I can just hear it. As the psalmist sings through the litany of the greatness of our God, the intensity and fervor grow until the joyous, repetitious shout at the...