Reflections from Psalm 22, 23, 24

I’m working on a new approach to my blog series this year. Personally, I am walking through the Psalms (as I have done many times). These Scriptures have brought tremendous comfort and guidance to so many for so long, so each week this year I will share a couple of brief devotional thoughts from the Psalms. As you read through them, I urge you to reflect, pray, and apply these bits of encouragement.

Reflection 1
There are times where we FEEL all alone and like God is not near. But our FAITH reminds us that He is ALWAYS near and that we are NEVER alone!
“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from my cries of anguish? My God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer, by night, but I find no rest.
But you, Lord, do not be far from me. You are my strength; come quickly to help me.
I will declare your name to my people; in the assembly I will praise you.
All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations will bow down before him, for dominion belongs to the Lord and he rules over the nations.” — Psalm 22:1-2, 19, 22, 27-28

Reflection 2
God’s love for you is greater than you can comprehend. Somebody needs this reminder today. Maybe it’s you!
“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” — Psalm 23

Reflection 3
How big is your God? Sometimes we limit God and put Him in a box. We put Him on a shelf only to be taken off when it’s convenient to us. Reaffirm today that you will never cease to be amazed by the incomprehensible wisdom, power, and majesty of the Lord!
“The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters.” — Psalm 24:1-2