Psalms of Confidence
Our world is suffering from an identity crisis. Psalm 139 teaches that our value is derived from who God is and who He says we are. The psalmist declares that we can both know God and be known by Him. Every life matters because we bear the image of our Creator.
“For it was you who created my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I will praise you because I have been remarkably and wondrously made. Your works are wondrous, and I know this very well.” – Psalm 139:13-14
Prayer: Lord, forgive me for when I have viewed or treated others as if they were not wondrously made by You. Remind me that You have purposefully created me, as well as others around me. Lead me to love other people, who are fearfully and wonderfully made.
“When I am filled with cares, your comfort brings me joy.” – Psalm 94:19
Prayer: Identity, security, and freedom are completely found in You, Lord. May the delight I find in You during the day be evident during my darkest nights. As I lean into You for refuge, may I bring others into this great truth of who You are.
“The Lord is near all who call out to him, all who call out to him with integrity.” – Psalm 145:18
Prayer: God, you are all-powerful. And yet, you are so near. Be with me in my loneliness. In the absence of human companions, may I know more fully Your presence. In the silence—where there is no conversation—may I more clearly hear Your voice.
“Taste and see that the Lord is good. How happy is the person who takes refuge in him! You who are his holy ones, fear the Lord, for those who fear him lack nothing.” – Psalm 34:8-9
Prayer: Lord, may I experience Your goodness as I worship with a pure heart. I find my shelter and safety in You alone. Let me discover all I could ever need in You.
“Though an army deploys against me, my heart will not be afraid; though a war breaks out against me, I will still be confident.” – Psalm 27:3
Prayer: Lord, You know the madness in my life. I need You. Please be my confidence, my strength, and my sustainer today. I trust You.
“Lord, you are my portion and my cup of blessing; you hold my future.” – Psalm 16:5
Prayer: Remind me of this: You are my everything. You are the origin of every blessing and the One who holds every day of my life. Help me to live in light of this truth. May my life be a living testimony of Your forever faithfulness.
Take Time to Reflect: Meditate on this past week’s Psalms. Focus on the promises of God and how our confidence comes from Him alone.