As you read the Psalms remember many of them were written by David, some in his youth, but many others during the course of his life. He faced many hardships and speaks of God sustaining him. He also shares his joy as God has blessed his life. Enjoy reading and always seek God's Spirit to speak to your own heart.
Psalm 26 - Are you willing to have God scrutinize your life and see everything about you including all your flaws and failures? David asked God to do so and later would commit himself to living an honest and open life.
Psalm 40 - This Psalm is both about David and the Messiah too. David rejoiced for the salvation God provided and the new song he had in his heart. He also wrote the words repeated in the book of Hebrews regarding Christ's declaration that He delighted to do the will of God. May we have a similar desire in our hearts, knowing that doing God's will not only pleases Him but enriches our own lives as well.
Psalm 58 - David cries out for vengeance against his enemies and knows that it is up to God to deliver it. David also made it clear that we are sinners at birth and given to deceit from our childhood. Thank God for His mercy on us and that we didn't have to wait for Him to bring vengeance on our own lives. Thank God that He laid our sin on His Son.
Psalm 61 - There are times when we cry out to God and seek His ear to be open to our plea. He leads us to a rock, Christ Himself, who is higher than us. God has blessed us with others in our heritage who feared the name of the Lord and found their source of strength in Him.
Psalm 62 - Three times David refers to God as his rock. This Psalm speaks of waiting on the Lord and when we see Him as a Rock we know a rock doesn't move. It's firm and strong and we can rest upon it. We can trust a God who is powerful and will always be there when we need Him.
Psalm 64 - Finding a hiding place when trouble comes is not always easy. But when you have the Lord, you have a place to hide in secret where Satan cannot touch us. God will fight our enemies and deliver us. And remember, people are not our enemies. Satan and his forces are. But they are no match for our Savior!