Betrayal, Psalm 55

We trust friends and family members to protect us and promote our best interest. But sometimes the people we trust betray us. The psalms pulse with prayers for deliverance from persecution. Usually this comes from "enemies" or "wicked" men. But Psalm 55 describes the trauma of betrayal. Like many other psalms, it begins with a … Continue reading Betrayal, Psalm 55

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Everlasting God, Psalm 41

Psalm 41 is the final psalm in Book One of the Psalter. It's a lament that begins with an extended statement of confidence in God's sovereign provision: Blessed is the one who considers the poor!     In the day of trouble the Lord delivers him; the Lord protects him and keeps him alive;     he is called blessed in the land; … Continue reading Everlasting God, Psalm 41