Psalm 142

I pour out my complaint before him; I tell my trouble before him. (Psalm 142:2) I praise and thank the Lord because He listens to my complaints and trials. Silent prayer is not the only way to call to God and tell Him our troubles. David was hiding in a...

Psalm 141

O Lord, I call upon you; hasten to me! Give ear to my voice when I call to you! (Psalm 141:1) I praise and thank God because He comes quickly when I need Him. You have probably experienced being verbally attacked and desiring to retaliate. The Psalmist is lamenting a...

Psalm 140

I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and will execute justice for the needy (Psalm 140:12). I praise and thank God because He advocates for the afflicted. David passionately cries out to God asking for His intervention because of the deeds of evil men. When...

Psalm 139

Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? (Psalm 139:7) I will praise and thank the Lord because the Holy Spirit is always with me. Remember that Psalm 132 taught us that God does not leave us alone. This Psalm assures us of...

Psalm 138

The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands. (Psalm 138:8)  I praise and thank the Lord who fulfills His purpose for me. Sometimes we wonder if we have become lost to God. Does He know...

Psalm 137

How shall we sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land? (Psalm 137:4) I will praise and thank the Lord because He hears me when I cry to Him. Have you cried out to the Lord during a time of deep, heartfelt pain? In this Psalm, the people of God...

Psalm 136

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.  (Psalm 136:1). I will praise and thank the Lord whose love for me is rock solid and forever. This Psalm tells us 26 times that God’s steadfast love endures forever! Allow this truth to sink...

Psalm 135

For I know that the Lord is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.  Whatever the Lord pleases, he does, in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all deeps. (Psalm 135:5-6) I praise and thank God because whatever pleases Him, He does. A god that does...

Psalm 134

Come, bless the Lord, all you servants of the Lord, who stand by night in the house of the Lord! Lift up your hands to the holy place and bless the Lord!  (Psalm 134:1-2) I praise and thank the Lord because He enjoys when I bless Him. In this Psalm,...

Psalm 133

Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity! (Psalm 133:1)  I will praise and thank the Lord because His people can live in unity. People long for peace, but we often seek it in the wrong ways and places. Human beings were not created for the...