Covering a Whole Range of Emotions
The Psalms are in the Bible to give a us a full range of ways to approach God, to speak to him, to pray to him no matter what we're going through or experiencing. The Psalms are not just happy, and they're not just for those who are in pain. They cover the whole range of emotions—thanksgiving, the need for forgiveness, lament, and the need to confess.
The Psalms are in the Bible to give a us a full range of ways to approach God.
So the Psalms are deeply aware of the diversity of human emotions and experiences. They help us by giving us categories and language to approach God wherever we're at in our lives.