Troubled? Spend Time With God!

The Psalms are among the most human expressions found in the Bible. Psalms give us confidence that no matter what emotion we are feeling, we can share it with God. When you are really going through the Psalms not only strengthen your faith in God, but they will strengthen you too! If you are troubled, writing the Psalms will help your prayer life become better and more focused. To help you with your troubles, we want to invite you to participate in an exercise.  In this exercise, We want to invite you to write your own Psalm.  It doesn’t matter whether you think of yourself as a writer or not.  This is heartfelt communication, from you to God, not an exercise in pretty writing.

Before you write your own heartfelt Psalm, Start by reading over Psalm 16 shown below and then create your own Psalm to God:

Psalm 16 Song of Trust and Security in God

1. Protect me, O God, for in you I take refuge.2 I say to the LORD, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.”3 As for the holy ones in the land, they are the noble,in whom is all my delight. 4 Those who choose another god multiply their sorrows;their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out or take their names upon my lips.5 The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup;you hold my lot.6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;I have a goodly heritage.7 I bless the LORD who gives me counsel;in the night also my heart instructs me.8 I keep the LORD always before me;because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices;my body also rests secure.10 For you do not give me up to Sheol, or let your faithful one see the Pit.11 You show me the path of life. In your presence there is fullness of joy;in your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

To write your own Psalm,
Find a comfortable place to write.
Ask God’s Spirit to enliven and quicken you as you read this Psalm and then create one of your own.
Write a free-form Psalm based on what you are going through in your own life right now. Or if you prefer, take this Psalm and re-write it.  Be as honest with God as the Psalmists are. Tell God how you “really” feel.
Read your Psalm aloud to yourself.  Pray it. Offer it to God.  Ask God to guide you.  Ask God to strengthen you and fill you with fresh new hope, energy and zest for living as you wait on Him to work to bring about the plans and purposes that He has for your life! After you’ve done this, stay alert and smiling expecting God’s solutions to your troubles to begin showing up in your life!


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Shared with you by T. Blythe