It’s easy to spend summer weekends with lazy days strung together with glowing screens and blasting AC. Maybe you fill your weekends with activities that keep you even busier than the rest of the year. Or perhaps summer weekends mean the usual reprieve from a nine-to-five job or that same motherhood routine . . . and the only difference is the climbing heat.
Whatever your summer weekends look like, we know it takes intentionality to include more of Jesus in the rhythm of your days.
We can’t think of a better place to camp out this summer than in the Psalms.
The Psalms are known as fertile ground for connecting deeply with the heart of God. They are beautiful examples of what raw, honest, transparent communication with God looks like. Hopes and fears poured out. Hearts surrendered. Lives transformed. Through the Psalms, we see God’s love, compassion, and unshakable commitment to His people. We see God’s nearness, God’s with-ness.
On Saturdays this summer, we’ll share our favorite psalms + several devotions from the (in)courage Devotional Bible.
We can’t wait to spend summer Saturdays (in) the Psalms with you!
“Let the whole earth shout triumphantly to the Lord!
Serve the Lord with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
Acknowledge that the Lord is God.
He made us, and we are his —
his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise.
Give thanks to him and bless his name.
For the Lord is good, and his faithful love endures forever;
his faithfulness, through all generations.”
When stress and anxiety don’t let up, how do we shout triumphantly to the Lord? How do we come before Him with joyful songs? Joy isn’t easy to embrace when we’re overwhelmed and when grief and loss are closer companions on this journey than we’d like.
But verses 3 and 5 of Psalm 100 guide us toward joy. We acknowledge that the Lord is God, the One who made us and to whom we belong. We are in His care, shepherded by His strong hand, and His faithful love for us endures forever. God’s constancy is a reason for praise. With our hands and hearts open before Him, let’s enter into His presence singing songs of His faithfulness.
God, help us to remember the times You’ve walked with us and how You haven’t changed in the midst of all the changes happening around us. Fill us with Your joy. Amen.
We’d love to know — what’s your favorite Psalm?
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I will not be shaken.
Sharon A says
I find deep comfort in the 23rd Psalm especially when I am afraid or overcome by grief. I love that He prepares a table before our enemies” verse 5.
The LORD is My Shepherd, I shall not want.
DeRuiter Corrine says
Linda Sprunt says
The Lord is my Shepherd
d from Canada says
Thank You for starting with it!
Darlene Grasdal says
Psalm 91 the many promises
Donna Burttschell says
I think Psalm 100 is one of my favorites. I wrote this out twice this morning. Such a beautiful song of praise.
Bev Rihtarchik says
What a great place to camp out this summer — count me in!
139 – reminds my why I can trust God when I am wavering. Always my go to.
Robin in New Jersey says
What a great idea! I bought the devotional last year, tucked it away, found it this morning, decided to start it in June and then I see this!
Sandy Keil says
Psalm 46 is my favorite…looking forward to saturday Psalms!
Tracy Bolwyn says
Psalm 91! Very powerful and has been instrumental in my family’s faith strengthening through the years.
Beth Williams says
I am attempting to read through the Bible in a year. The Psalms are a great place to camp out. They speak volumes about God’s goodness, faithfulness & love. Psalm 42 just hit me. It talks about having thirsty soul for God. Then asks why soul downcast. It says to put hope in God & praise Him.
Rhonda Gray says
Psalm 27, 37, 91, and 121
Psalm 139, 23 and 91 are my 3 favs!
Birdie Cutair says
V16: “Your eyes saw me when I was formless; all my days were written in your book and planned before a single one of them began.”
I have three favorite: Psalm 34, Psalm 91, & Psalm 119.