Get real with the Psalms

Get real with the Psalms

When someone asks you how you’re doing, how do you respond? Do you have a default answer? “I’m alright, how are you?” To which we probably expect a default, non-specific answer too. Sadly, when someone asks us how we are, it’s not necessarily a genuine enquiry about our wellbeing. We’re not always very good at making the space and time to be real with one another. And perhaps we often think we can’t be real with God.

Over the last few weeks we’ve been looking at some Psalms at Grace Church.

The book of Psalms is a song book, with songs written from real experiences, expressing real emotions in the context of real relationship with God. The songs give believers vocabulary to express feelings, both positive and negative. Sometimes we’re really aware of reasons to be thankful, sometimes we’re filled with awe by the world we see around us. At other times, we’re in pain, experiencing doubt or aware of failures in ourselves and others.

The Psalms speak into each of those situations, and each of those emotions, and helps to be real with one another and with God. That’s the kind of community God calls us to be, and the kind of community we want to invite people into.

Head to the resources section to listen in to the Sunday messages. To listen to a talk, click on the title, then click on download. It should open in a browser window.