Songs of Praise: Psalms 11-13

Today’s songs: Psalms 11-13

Open up your Bible or open up the link to read the psalmists’ words.

The heart of Psalm 11 testifies that God is in control. God is affirmed as keeping an eye on humankind from an earthly holy temple and from a heavenly throne. In Psalm 12 an unidentified individual asks for God’s help against those who lie, flatter, and think the mastery of their words will prevail. The Lord promises to arise and bring the needy to safety. Psalm 13 The psalmist models how to speak to God about panic and desolation. It gives expression of trust and joyful confidence.

But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
I will sing to the Lord, because he has dealt bountifully with me.
Psalm 13:5-6 ESV

Understanding the nature of God, these psalmists place their trust in the Lord who is present in the temple with His people. Communion with God brings a consciousness of being accepted by the Lord and a sense of confidence of “sanctuary” in the temple. We can rely on God’s constant love. The manifestation and revelation of the Lord will be in fellowship with us, providing a refuge and defense. The Lord is righteous and loves justice. This very personal expression of confidence in God comes when life’s foundations seem to begin to be destroyed and fall apart.

Lord, when my world feels like it’s falling apart and evil seems
to rule the day, let me not forget Your steadfast love
and put my trust in You.

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