We are right in the middle of a section of psalms that are focusing on trusting in God to protect and preserve. This theme started in Psalm 54 and is going to continue until Psalm 63. Today I am going to talk about Psalm 59.
At the end of our last sermon series I talked about how the psalms are a great tool for talking to God about our real feelings and Psalm 59 is a wonderful example of this. In this psalm you will see that the psalmist is really feeling upset about the way things are going in the world and is calling out to God to “Wake up!” and do something about it. Do something about these people who are like snarling vicious dogs who prowl the streets! That is some pretty bold language.
Read the psalms and then I will see you in the video to talk about this.
Read: Psalms 58, 59, and 60
Questions to Consider:
1. Have you ever cried out to God to “Wake Up”? Why did you feel like God was not paying attention to what was happening?
2. Why is it so hard to leave things in God’s hands?
Activity for the Day: Try this out. Next time you are upset at something, write out your prayer to God, saying all the “things”. However, end the prayer with the words from the end of Psalm 59:
16 But as for me, I will sing about your power.
Each morning I will sing with joy about your unfailing love.
For you have been my refuge,
a place of safety when I am in distress.
17 O my Strength, to you I sing praises,
for you, O God, are my refuge,
the God who shows me unfailing love.