Summer in the Psalms

study notes

Editor’s Desk: A Peek into Fall

What a joy it is to wrap up our Summer in the Psalms study today with a look back and a look ahead. Join us at ufcwomen.blog for more on what’s ahead for UFC Women this fall.

Psalm 119: A Lover’s Song

Happy Friday! This is the final post in a 6-part series on Psalm 119, which concludes our Summer in the Psalms study. It’s been a sweet time studying online with you. We hope you’ll join us in Proverbs beginning September 1 back here at ufcwomen.blog!

Psalm 119: A Fruitful Tree

Happy Thursday! This is post 5 of 6 in our Psalm 119 series, which concludes our Summer in the Psalms study.

Psalm 119: Full Body Obedience

Happy Wednesday! This is post 4 of 6 in our Psalm 119 series, which concludes our Summer in the Psalms study.

Psalm 119: Life vs. Death

Happy Tuesday! This is post 3 of 6 in our Psalm 119 series, which concludes our Summer in the Psalms study.

Psalm 119: Let’s Linger

This summer we’ve encouraged you to spend a little time in the Psalms each weekday. We prayed for you that as you set aside time to linger over the poetic and often raw words and sentences of the Psalms you would learn more about who God is and who you are in Him. We purposefully planned to feature Psalm 119 in the final week of our Summer in the Psalms study because we hoped you would linger in this long and incredibly rich text. This is the week, and we have a special gift for you…

The Call to Praise

Join Jasmine Timm at ufcwomen.blog today as she reflects on Psalms 146 through 150, writing about disappointments — both little and big — and why we are to praise God in the midst of them.

Final Summer Event

Here’s what’s coming this week for UFC Women…

Sounds Bytes and Nuances

We live in a world full of sound bytes. How do we as Christ followers use our words in a way to build up others? Join the conversation on the blog today as we consider how we can use our words well.

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Daily VErses

Psalm 148

When we approach the Psalms, we are overwhelmed and amazed at who our God is. We have seen this summer that our God is eternal, all-powerful, all-knowing, praiseworthy, majestic, Creator, King, a refuge, a provider, a protector, and our hope, just to name a few. Today as you read Psalms 148, take note of who is to praise our God. Hint: It is not just Christians.

Psalm 147

The first part of Psalm 147 tells how our Creator God is intimately acquainted and involved in His creation. He gathers up His children, binds their wounds, and knows each star by name. Our all-powerful, all-knowing, and immense God takes time and care for His creation and takes great delight in those who find their hope in Him. What an amazing picture of how big and yet how tender our God is with us! May you remember today the truth that God takes pleasure in you as you walk with Him.

Psalm 146

As we finish up the final five psalms this week in our Summer in the Psalms study, we see that all five focus on praise. Praising our God for who He is and what He has done reminds us of the truth of who He is and that we can trust Him. Today, as you read through Psalms 146, I encourage you to underline or record all of the verbs in conjunction with our God. The read through the list of what He has done one more time and spend time praising Him for who He is.

Psalm 145

Yesterday from Psalm 144, we praised God for who He is — LORD, rock, trainer, lover, fortress, stronghold, deliverer, shield, refuge, and subduer. Today we’re turning to Psalm 145 to celebrate His greatness, which David declares is unsearchable (v. 3). We could easily pick many standout verses from this psalm to overlay with a pretty picture, but we’re declaring simply GREAT IS OUR LORD. We want you to find the verse or verses that minister to your heart in this season. You may be seeking to pour the truth about God into young people in your life, so you’re especially encouraged by verses 4-7. Or you may need the truth from verse 8 that our God is gracious and merciful. Or what about verses 14 through 20? So many realities and emotions are bundled into these verses and meet us in the joys, heartaches, and questions of this summer. The joy of the Scriptures is that they meet us just where we’re at in our lives. A single psalm can minister one way to one person and another way to another person — and in different ways for the same person from season to season. May you be encouraged in Psalm 145 today.

Psalm 144

In Psalm 144, David calls out for rescue and deliverance from God in the face of his enemies, especially from their lying lips. The entire psalm is so good, but in this space, let’s focus on verses 1 and 2. In these two verses, David provides at least 10 character traits of God. Can you find them? How do these truths about God encourage you today? Spend some time praising God for who He is past, present and future in your life.

Psalm 143

From Psalm 143 today, we see that when we are soul thirsty, God is near. Like a newborn baby with searching, kneading hands upon her mother’s breast, so we can stretch out our hands to the Lord, who will satisfy our thirsty desires and nourish our souls. Call out to Him today. He is near. Click on the link for the full text of Psalm 143.

Psalm 142

When you need rescue, do you immediately cry out to the Lord? For many of us, our natural inclination in the face of fear is to take our questions to Google, send a complaint via text message, or post a less-than-thoughtful response to social media. Instead, what does this psalm model for us? Take some time to study this psalm on your own, and then, consider memorizing verse 5 — or another verse that is sinking into your heart — and ask the Holy Spirit to keep nudging you back to the truth that God is our refuge.

Psalm 141

Last week in our Summer in the Psalms, we introduced Psalm 140, a song penned by David as he looked to God for deliverance from his foes and expressed his trust in God to act justly on behalf of the upright. Today in Psalm 141 the theme of rescue continues but this time David focuses to the attitude of his heart and the words of his mouth as he awaits justice.

Psalm 140

Today at ufcwomen.blog, find the text of Psalm 140 and a brief devotional on waiting for God’s justice.

Psalm 139

Psalm 139 provides a picture of God’s protection over His children. Read it slow and soak up the truth that God knows you, loves you, and never abandons you.

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