Falling into the Psalms
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We see the words recorded on every page in the Psalms, an array of raw emotions. From fear to trust. Sorrow to joy. Anger to peace. Sometimes the words are shockingly candid, but only because we’ve all been there.
The songs penned over 2,500 years ago are the same songs we as Christ-followers sing corporately in our churches today and will continue to sing together for years to come. As a writer, I love that the Bible was the first book ever printed on the printing press!
“Falling into the Psalms” is a daily devotion for September written by clergy and laity from all over the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.
It is my hope that as we continue to move into this time of uncertainty in our world and our denomination, you will bathe in the rich words of the Psalter.
Let’s use this forum to encourage one another and to build one another up in sisterly and brotherly love. Leave comments for the writers here and if there is someone you know that needs to see a particular devo, please share a devotional or two. And as we live into God’s promises, let’s continue to depend on God and Praise His Holy name!
Bishop Scott J. Jones
Each day, beginning September 1, a new devotional will be added below. Please share with your friends via the buttons at the bottom of the page or by sending a link to: https://www.txcumc.org/psalms
Psalm 1 - Blessed or Wicked? You Choose
Psalm 8 - From Nobody to the Ultimate Somebody
Psalm 13 - Doubt or Faith? Trusting God, Even When We Can’t See His Face
Psalm 16 - What do David and Wolverine Have in Common?
Psalm 22 - We Are All Afraid of The Dark
Psalm 23 - A Radical Message of Trust for Anxious Times
Psalm 24 - Building a Legacy
Psalm 27 - Patching the Problem Never Works
Psalm 30 - Dawdling for the Divine
Psalm 34 - Blessing the Lord at All Times
Psalm 38 - No Health in My Bones
Psalm 40 - Being a Patient, but Not “Feeling Patient”
Psalm 42 - I Can’t Get No Satisfaction
Psalm 42 - God's Presence is Enough
Psalm 46 - Our Strength and Refuge
Psalm 49 - “In Money we Trust” Not!
Psalm 51 - The Danger of Indifference
Psalm 55 - Turtles Remind Me to Rest and Take Shelter
Psalm 61 - Hurts Habits and Hang ups
Psalm 63 - Sometimes Ministry is a Mess, We Need to Rest
Psalm 85 - What is God’s Favor Anyway?
Psalm 85 - Between Memory and Hope
Psalm 88 - A Psalm for Desperate Times, Why do I suffer?
Psalm 91 - God’s Beloved Daughter
Psalm 92 - Backwards Lectio
Psalm 95 - More Joy Please
Psalm 100 - Obsessive Complaining or Joy and Praise
Psalm 102 - The Rainbow After Suffering
Psalm 103 - Talking to Yourself
Psalm 119 - Sword Fighting Takes Daily Practice
Psalm 121 - The Difference is Perspective
Psalm 121 - The Psalm That is a Set Up
Psalm 121 - You are Never Alone
Psalm 126 - Holy Tears Soften the Ground for New Growth
Psalm 130 - Shopping Not My Favorite Pastime
Psalm 131 - Limitation and Spiritual Maturity
Psalm 139 - Practical Atheist
Psalm 143 - No Fight Left
Psalm 146 - How Long Do I Have to go to Church?
Psalm 146 - Hitting the Pause Button on Life
Psalm 150 - God Loves Marching Bands