Psalm 44 :: April 1-14


Saturday, April 1

psalm 44:1

1 O God, we have heard with our ears,

our fathers have told us,

what deeds you performed in their days,

in the days of old:


Sunday, April 2

psalm 44:2-3

2 you with your own hand drove out the nations,

but them you planted;

you afflicted the peoples,

but them you set free;

3 for not by their own sword did they win the land,

nor did their own arm save them,

but your right hand and your arm,

and the light of your face,

for you delighted in them.


Monday, April 3

psalm 44:4-5

4 You are my King, O God;

ordain salvation for Jacob!

5 Through you we push down our foes;

through your name we tread down those who rise up against us.


Tuesday, April 4

psalm 44:6-7

6 For not in my bow do I trust,

nor can my sword save me.

7 But you have saved us from our foes

and have put to shame those who hate us.


Wednesday, April 5

psalm 44:8-9

8 In God we have boasted continually,

and we will give thanks to your name forever. Selah

9 But you have rejected us and disgraced us

and have not gone out with our armies.


Thursday, April 6

psalm 44:10-11

10 You have made us turn back from the foe,

and those who hate us have gotten spoil.

11 You have made us like sheep for slaughter

and have scattered us among the nations.


Friday, April 7

psalm 44:12

12 You have sold your people for a trifle,

demanding no high price for them.


Saturday, April 8

psalm 44:13-14

13 You have made us the taunt of our neighbors,

the derision and scorn of those around us.

14 You have made us a byword among the nations,

a laughingstock among the peoples.


Sunday, April 9

Psalm 44:15-16

15 All day long my disgrace is before me,

and shame has covered my face

16 at the sound of the taunter and reviler,

at the sight of the enemy and the avenger.


Monday, April 10

psalm 44:17-18

17 All this has come upon us,

though we have not forgotten you,

and we have not been false to your covenant.

18 Our heart has not turned back,

nor have our steps departed from your way;


Tuesday, April 11

psalm 44:19-20

19 yet you have broken us in the place of jackals

and covered us with the shadow of death.

20 If we had forgotten the name of our God

or spread out our hands to a foreign god,


Wednesday, April 12

psalm 44:21-22

21 would not God discover this?

For he knows the secrets of the heart.

22 Yet for your sake we are killed all the day long;

we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.


Thursday, April 13

psalm 44:23-24

23 Awake! Why are you sleeping, O Lord?

Rouse yourself! Do not reject us forever!

24 Why do you hide your face?

Why do you forget our affliction and oppression?


Friday, April 15

psalm 44:25-26

25 For our soul is bowed down to the dust;

our belly clings to the ground.

26 Rise up; come to our help!

Redeem us for the sake of your steadfast love!


Psalm 43 :: March 29-31


Wednesday, March 29

Psalm 43:1

1 Vindicate me, O God, and defend my cause

against an ungodly people,

from the deceitful and unjust man

deliver me!


Thursday, March 30

psalm 43:2-3

2 For you are the God in whom I take refuge;

why have you rejected me?

Why do I go about mourning

because of the oppression of the enemy?

3 Send out your light and your truth;

let them lead me;

let them bring me to your holy hill

and to your dwelling!


Friday, March 31

psalm 43:4-5

4 Then I will go to the altar of God,

to God my exceeding joy,

and I will praise you with the lyre,

O God, my God.

5 Why are you cast down, O my soul,

and why are you in turmoil within me?

Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,

my salvation and my God.


Psalm 42 :: March 22-28


Wednesday, March 22

NO NEW SCRIPTURE

Take some time today to reflect upon the Psalms that have ministered most to your heart. We're back at it tomorrow!


Thursday, March 23

Psalm 42:1-2

1 As a deer pants for flowing streams,

so pants my soul for you, O God.

2 My soul thirsts for God,

for the living God.

When shall I come and appear before God?


Friday, March 24

psalm 42:3

3 My tears have been my food

day and night,

while they say to me all the day long,

"Where is your God?"


Saturday, March 25

psalm 42:4-5

4 These things I remember,

as I pour out my soul:

how I would go with the throng

and lead them in procession to the house of God

with glad shouts and songs of praise,

a multitude keeping festival.

5 Why are you cast down, O my soul,

and why are you in turmoil within me?

Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,

my salvation


Sunday, March 26

psalm 42: 6-7

6and my God.

My soul is cast down within me;

therefore I remember you

from the land of Jordan and of Hermon,

from Mount Mizar.

7 Deep calls to deep

at the roar of your waterfalls;

all your breakers and your waves

have gone over me.

 


Monday, March 27

psalm 42:8-9

8 By day the Lord commands his steadfast love,

and at night his song is with me,

a prayer to the God of my life.

9 I say to God, my rock:

"Why have you forgotten me?

Why do I go mourning

because of the oppression of the enemy?"


Tuesday, March 28

psalm 42:10-11

10 As with a deadly wound in my bones,

my adversaries taunt me,

while they say to me all the day long,

"Where is your God?"

11 Why are you cast down, O my soul,

and why are you in turmoil within me?

Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,

my salvation and my God.


Psalm 41 :: March 15-21


Wednesday, March 15

psalm 41:1

1 Blessed is the one who considers the poor!

In the day of trouble the Lord delivers him;


Thursday, March 16

Psalm 41:2-3

2 the Lord protects him and keeps him alive;

he is called blessed in the land;

you do not give him up to the will of his enemies.

3 The Lord sustains him on his sickbed;

in his illness you restore him to full health.


Friday, March 17

psalm 41:4-5

4 As for me, I said, "O Lord, be gracious to me;

heal me, for I have sinned against you!"

5 My enemies say of me in malice,

"When will he die, and his name perish?"


Saturday, March 18

psalm 41:6-7

6 And when one comes to see me, he utters empty words,

while his heart gathers iniquity;

when he goes out, he tells it abroad.

7 All who hate me whisper together about me;

they imagine the worst for me.


Sunday, March 19

psalm 41:8-9

8 They say, "A deadly thing is poured out on him;

he will not rise again from where he lies."

9 Even my close friend in whom I trusted,

who ate my bread, has lifted his heel against me.


Monday, March 20

psalm 41:10-11

0 But you, O Lord, be gracious to me,

and raise me up, that I may repay them!

11 By this I know that you delight in me:

my enemy will not shout in triumph over me.


Tuesday, March 21

psalm 41:12-13

12 But you have upheld me because of my integrity,

and set me in your presence forever.

13 Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,

from everlasting to everlasting!


Psalm 40 :: March 6-14


Monday, March 6

Psalm 40:1

1 I waited patiently for the Lord;

he inclined to me and heard my cry.


Tuesday, March 7

psalm 40:2-3

2 He drew me up from the pit of destruction,

out of the miry bog,

and set my feet upon a rock,

making my steps secure.

3 He put a new song in my mouth,

a song of praise to our God.

Many will see and fear,

and put their trust in the Lord.


Wednesday, March 8

psalm 40:4-5

4 Blessed is the man who makes

the Lord his trust,

who does not turn to the proud,

to those who go astray after a lie!

5 You have multiplied, O Lord my God,

your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us;

none can compare with you!

I will proclaim and tell of them,

yet they are more than can be told.

 


Thursday, March 9

psalm 40:6-7

6 In sacrifice and offering you have not delighted,

but you have given me an open ear.

Burnt offering and sin offering

you have not required.

7 Then I said, "Behold, I have come;

in the scroll of the book it is written of me:


Friday, March 10

psalm 40:8-9

8 I delight to do your will, O my God;

your law is within my heart."

9 I have told the glad news of deliverance

in the great congregation;

behold, I have not restrained my lips,

as you know, O Lord.


Saturday, March 11

psalm 40:10-11

10 I have not hidden your deliverance within my heart;

I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation;

I have not concealed your steadfast love and your faithfulness

from the great congregation.

11 As for you, O Lord, you will not restrain

your mercy from me;

your steadfast love and your faithfulness will

ever preserve me!


Sunday, March 12

psalm 40:12-13

12 For evils have encompassed me

beyond number;

my iniquities have overtaken me,

and I cannot see;

they are more than the hairs of my head;

my heart fails me.

13 Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me!

O Lord, make haste to help me!


Monday, March 13

psalm 40:14-15

4 Let those be put to shame and disappointed altogether

who seek to snatch away my life;

let those be turned back and brought to dishonor

who delight in my hurt!

15 Let those be appalled because of their shame

who say to me, "Aha, Aha!"


Tuesday, March 14

psalm 40:16-17

16 But may all who seek you

rejoice and be glad in you;

may those who love your salvation

say continually, "Great is the Lord!"

17 As for me, I am poor and needy,

but the Lord takes thought for me.

You are my help and my deliverer;

do not delay, O my God!


Psalm 39 :: February 26-March 5


Sunday, February 26

NO NEW SCRIPTURE

Take some time today to reflect upon the Psalms that have ministered most to your heart. We're back at it tomorrow!


Monday, February 27

psalm 39:1-2

1 I said, "I will guard my ways,

that I may not sin with my tongue;

I will guard my mouth with a muzzle,

so long as the wicked are in my presence."

2 I was mute and silent;

I held my peace to no avail,

and my distress grew worse.


Tuesday, February 28

psalm 39:3

3 My heart became hot within me.

As I mused, the fire burned;

then I spoke with my tongue:


Wednesday, March 1

psalm 39:4-5

4 "O Lord, make me know my end

and what is the measure of my days;

let me know how fleeting I am!

5 Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths,

and my lifetime is as nothing before you.

Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath!


Thursday, March 2

psalm 39:6-7

6 Surely a man goes about as a shadow!

Surely for nothing they are in turmoil;

man heaps up wealth and does not know who will gather!

7 "And now, O Lord, for what do I wait?

My hope is in you.


Friday, March 3

psalm 39:8-9

8 Deliver me from all my transgressions.

Do not make me the scorn of the fool!

9 I am mute; I do not open my mouth,

for it is you who have done it.


Saturday, March 4

psalm 39:10-11

10 Remove your stroke from me;

I am spent by the hostility of your hand.

11 When you discipline a man

with rebukes for sin,

you consume like a moth what is dear to him;

surely all mankind is a mere breath!


Sunday, March 5

psalm 39:12-13

12 "Hear my prayer, O Lord,

and give ear to my cry;

hold not your peace at my tears!

For I am a sojourner with you,

a guest, like all my fathers.

13 Look away from me, that I may smile again,

before I depart and am no more!"


Psalm 38 :: February 14-25

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Tuesday, February 14

NO NEW SCRIPTURE

Take some time today to reflect upon the Psalms that have ministered most to your heart. We're back at it tomorrow!


Wednesday, February 15

psalm 38:1-2

1 O Lord, rebuke me not in your anger,

nor discipline me in your wrath!

2 For your arrows have sunk into me,

and your hand has come down on me.


Thursday, February 16

psalm 38:3-4

3 There is no soundness in my flesh

because of your indignation;

there is no health in my bones

because of my sin.

4 For my iniquities have gone over my head;

like a heavy burden, they are too heavy for me.


Friday, February 17

psalm 38:5-6

5 My wounds stink and fester

because of my foolishness,

6 I am utterly bowed down and prostrate;

all the day I go about mourning.


Saturday, February 18

psalm 38:7-8

7 For my sides are filled with burning,

and there is no soundness in my flesh.

8 I am feeble and crushed;

I groan because of the tumult of my heart.


Sunday, February 19

psalm 38:9-10

9 O Lord, all my longing is before you;

my sighing is not hidden from you.

10 My heart throbs; my strength fails me,

and the light of my eyes—it also has gone from me.


Monday, February 20

psalm 38:11-12

11 My friends and companions stand aloof from my plague,

and my nearest kin stand far off.

12 Those who seek my life lay their snares;

those who seek my hurt speak of ruin

and meditate treachery all day long.


Tuesday, February 21

psalm 38:13-14

13 But I am like a deaf man; I do not hear,

like a mute man who does not open his mouth.

14 I have become like a man who does not hear,

and in whose mouth are no rebukes.


Wednesday, February 22

psalm 38:15-16

15 But for you, O Lord, do I wait;

it is you, O Lord my God, who will answer.

16 For I said, "Only let them not rejoice over me,

who boast against me when my foot slips!"


Thursday, February 23

psalm 38:17-18

17 For I am ready to fall,

and my pain is ever before me.

18 I confess my iniquity;

I am sorry for my sin.


Friday, February 24

psalm 38:19-20

19 But my foes are vigorous, they are mighty,

and many are those who hate me wrongfully.

20 Those who render me evil for good

accuse me because I follow after good.


Saturday, February 25

psalm 38:21-22

21 Do not forsake me, O Lord!

O my God, be not far from me!

22 Make haste to help me,

O Lord, my salvation!