The Psalms are quoted more often in the New Testament than any other book found in the Old Testament. They were written over a span of approximately one thousand years with the earliest one (Psalm 90) attributed to Moses in the 15th century B.C. Nevertheless, their message of comfort and healing is as pertinent in the 21st century as if they were written today.
The following Psalms were put together as a reminder that, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1)
“My flesh and my heart fail;
But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
This is my comfort in my affliction,
For Your word has given me life.
“He heals the brokenhearted
And binds up their wounds.”
“ For He has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted;
Nor has He hidden His face from Him; But when He cried to Him, He heard.”
“ Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down;
For the Lord upholds him with His hand.”
“Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord!”
“The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;
My God, my strength, in whom I will trust…”
“Weeping may endure for a night,
But joy comes in the morning.”
May the comfort and peace of God be with you during the Christmas season and always.
Paulina has a Master of Arts degree in Counseling. She conducts workshops on Healing From Loss & is the grief group facilitator at her church. Her book, “Life Interrupted; Grief Recovery Guide and Workbook” is available through Amazon & her website: http://www.grief-recovery.org.