Monday, July 25, 2011

Mindful Mondays ~ There's a Psalm for That

You’ve seen the commercials.

Need to find a restaurant that serves sushi at 3AM? There’s an app for that.

Need to find a store that sells minnows and hair gel? There’s an app for that.

Need to know where the cheapest gas, tastiest fajitas or creepiest movies are? There’s an app for that, too.

With a touch, a swipe, a download, we can get our hands on just about anything we need.

But sometimes, life calls for something stronger than an app.

And as current as tomorrow’s headlines, the Bible comes through … with a Psalm. No matter what life has thrown at you, you can browse through the Psalms and find one that fits.

Feeling happy? There’s a Psalm for that. (Psalm 100)

Feeling blue? There’s a Psalm for that. (Psalm 88)

Floating on a cloud without a care? Suffering pain, persecution, problems with friends and family? There’s a Psalm for all of that, too. (Psalm 57)

But what if you don’t know what you feel?

What if you know you should trust, but feel defeated and alone? Or what if you know God’s supposed to have everything under control, but you’re starting to wonder if maybe He’s dropped the ball?

You guessed it, there’s a Psalm for that. (Quite a few actually. Psalm 22, 42 & 69 come to mind but there are a bunch more.)

In the past few weeks, I’ve needed help in all these areas…I’ve cried out for grace, I’ve interceded for mercy, I’ve asked God “why” and “how long” and “are you sure you know what you’re doing?” and I’ve been blown away by how awesome, powerful, faithful and loving God is.

Some people think the Bible is archaic and obsolete.

But it seems to me God is on the cutting edge.

Because no matter where you are and no matter what you need . . .
He’s got a Psalm for that.

What about you? Do you have a favorite Psalm? Share it with us in the comments.


Vonda Skelton said...

What a great post! Love the truth, humor, and application. (Pun intended!)