In a society uncomfortable with brokenness and suffering, and in a church culture where struggles and doubts may not always seem welcome, the psalms are a precious gift, as God gives us words to pray to him in all seasons of life.
The psalms teach us authentic spirituality – that brokenness is not a sign of spiritual failure, that sadness is not a denial of the gospel, that tears are not incompatible with the hope of resurrection we have in Christ.
Jesus doesn’t say ‘Come to me you who are happy, come to me you who have everything sorted out, come to me you who have all your questions answered.’ Jesus says ‘Come to me all who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest.’
My prayer for this album, and for the accompanying devotions, is that these psalms will help us engage with God in times of trial, and come to Jesus Christ who gives rest to weary souls.
released June 10, 2016