I love all the imagery in Psalm 144 - God is our rock, our fortress, our tower of safety, our shield. There are also vivid pictures of His creative power - erupting volcanoes and hurling lightning bolts. The God who cares for us is all-powerful!
Psalm 88 is written in great despair and is one of the few psalms that does not provide any answers or even any expressions of hope. A reminder that no matter how low we feel, we can always bring our problems and sorrows to God. There is nothing wrong with expressing our emotions to God and resting in the fact that He knows and understands our misery.
Thankfully there are other psalms that do talk about the hope that we have in Jesus!
I love the promise in Psalm 89 to preserve David's descendants which is fulfilled in Jesus Christ who will reign forever in eternity.
Psalm 50 is a reminder that God is more concerned with our inner being than our outward actions - and reminded me of our sermon yesterday. May both our visible actions and our inner thoughts reflect our right relationship with God through Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Psalms 73-77