Psalm 94: Do justly, love mercy, walk humbly…

Today’s Summer in the Psalms passage is Psalm 94. You can read Psalm 94 here. Like other psalms this week, Psalm 94 communicates the sense that the wicked are triumphing and the unjust treatment of the helpless is unending. If God is the one who made eyes and...

Psalm 80: Shining Face of Blessing

Today’s Summer in the Psalms passage is Psalm 80. You can read Psalm 80 here. There’s something about repetition that is soothing to me. I definitely choose to live my life in a rhythm of every morning NPR, scrambled eggs, coffee, and journal. As a kid, every...

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 12: I don’t lament well

You can read Psalm 12 here. To a good degree I struggle with lament psalms, but I’ve determined that they are good for me.  I need to read them.  So much of my life is insulated from suffering. I recognize that many things have happened in the last few weeks in our...