The Psalms provide an example of what intimate, continuous communication with God looks like. The Psalmists go to God with the good, the bad, and the ugly, and the Lord does not turn from them. He will not turn from you when you are in need either. Whether you are in a place of peace, apathy, or hardship here are 20 Psalms to help you meditate on truth when life sends your emotions to the heights and the depths of the human experience.
The Psalms are comforting, but they are also full of rejoicing and praise. Do not only turn to the Psalms when you are disturbed, but read them back to God in moments of gladness.
“Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.” Psalm 100:1-2
“When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dreamed. Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy.” Psalm 126:1-2