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Why the Book of Psalms Is for You

The Psalms Speak to Our Humanness

The Psalms are not written for the experts. They’re written for ordinary Christians leading ordinary lives—lives that are marked by depression, discouragement, despair, frustration, or maybe even numbness toward God or anger toward others. Deep disappointment with the way life is unfolding, guilt, a sense of shame—the Psalms address these pervasive, universal human realities and concerns.

The Psalms engage directly and explicitly and repeatedly with such things. So, the Psalms are going to help you live the Christian life. That’s what they’re there for! And they'll help you live in a way that is trusting in the Lord and mindful of his goodness, even in the darkness that we are often walking through.



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