Posts Tagged hope

Psalm 130 – Looking for redemption

Psalm 130 is a song filled with deep cries of longing for mercy and redemption.  As one of the Songs of Ascents (Psalms 120-134) it would have been used by pilgrims as they made their way to Jerusalem for the festival celebrations.  This particular song helped the pilgrims articulate their hope for salvation. The psalm […]

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Psalm 146 – Where is your trust?

The ten verses of Psalm 146, bookended with a command to ‘Praise the Lord’, have been food for my soul in these last few weeks.  For me, living in a nation which has a proud history of strong democracy and the rule of law, recent events have been unsettling to say the least.  The Brexit […]

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Psalm 42 – When your soul is downcast

A longing for the presence of God is a distinctive mark of His people.  There is nothing better than the experience of being with God.  The riches of earth cannot compare to it.  The glories of nature can only point to it.  The intimacy of fellow humans is a mere shadow of it. In Psalm […]

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