For anyone who is troubled this day, I would appeal to you to open up your Bible and read three Psalms – in this order: Psalm 88, Psalm 77, Psalm 66. I have used this formula when in any level of temptation to despair, and the strength God gives through His holy Word is incomparable. Psalm 88 acknowledges there is deep trouble: “Darkness is my closest friend” (verse 18b). Psalm 77 acknowledges God's presence and divine help in the past: “Then I thought, ‘To this I will appeal: the years of the right hand of the Most High.’ I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago” (verses 10-11). Psalm 66 cries out with a voice of victory: “Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld His love from me” (verse 20)!
Read these Psalms in this order and witness your soul being soothed and encouraged!
Pastor Lisa Bosworth