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.
Psalm 55 instructs us to call out to God and look to His sure promises when sin and darkness assails us.
Is there any assurance when it doesn't feel like God is with you?
The Psalmist speaks about how God delivers the poor and needy.
Psalm 38 shows a confession of sin that seeks and trusts in God alone forgiveness.
In Psalm 22, we see our pain and suffering imputed to Christ on the cross as he confesses the words of the Psalm.
Crumbling and forsaken, a cry goes out to God.
Psalm 31 delivers the promise that God is our deliverer and steadfast refuge.