This episode reflects on a time in Israel’s past where they are met by the goodness of God who has turned their misfortune into freedom and joy.
This prayer expresses the feeling of separation and the resulting distress from feeling like we are abandoned.
This is a prayer which orients us in the morning to offer our lives to God with trust and thanksgiving.
Psalm 4 reminds us that our daily lives are lived in a battlefield.
Psalm 90 Part Two
Moses highlights how ultimately short life is in the light of eternity.
Psalm 90 Part One
Uniquely attributed to Moses, this Psalm offers a grand recalling of the creation account and God’s covenant faithfulness though the generations.
Chad talks about the practice of prayer and the offering of incense.
Chad explains the context and background of Psalm 52 and explores the destructive power of the tongue. The Psalm.
Psalm 94 Part Two
Verse 12 begins with a description of God’s blessings to the faithful.
Psalm 94 Part One
Calling on the God’s vengeance, this militant prayer is aimed against the enemies of God and his people.
Using agricultural images, the Psalmist speaks of suffering and the persecutions that Israel endures.
Psalm 44 Part Two
Israel cries out to God, to remember his promises.
Psalm 44 Part One
The first section of Psalm 44 teaches about the life of the redeemed.
Chad meditates on what it means to look to God and how He looks at us.
When we are suffering persecutions, falsely accused and battling our own emotions, the truth of His grace is greater than anything that can attack us, including ourown thoughts.
Asking God to be gracious to me, because my enemies are trampling on me.
The Psalm is written in the cave, referring to the time David was hiding from Saul and his soldiers.
David states a very bold accusation that God has rejected and abandoned him. The land is quaking, shaking and full of tragedy.
This Psalm describes the wicked and the arrogant thoughts and scenes of wicked preying upon the poor.
A call for God to hear our cries, a call for the Good Shepherd to carry His people. Going down to the pit, a prayer that God rescue him, lest he end up stuck there forever.
In Psalm 3, David is fleeing from Absalom, and many are saying there is no God that will save him.
As this Psalm is set in the the time of the Babylonian exile, Chad Bird meditates on the types of exile we find in scripture and in our lives.
There are times when we feel farther away from God than we used to be. This reminds us that even though we feel exiled, God is with us in our exile.
Look away from me, that I may smile again. Rather than putting on a happy face, it might be better to honestly grieve during seasons of heartbrokenness.
Psalm 13 is a story of sorrow and joy, confession and absolution, it declares that God has answered all our trouble.