THE HEART OF A WORSHIPPER | ryan smith
Psalms, one of the five poetry books of the Old Testament, provides helpful insight for us with where our society is today because it identifies with what a lot of Christians experience who don’t know how to process or respond to their circumstances without feeling inadequate or disqualified.
We’re living in a time where we see many people face an emotional crisis on a daily basis, so much so, that they rely on medical aid to numb their pain. Why do the Psalms bring such relief and reassurance to us believers in this modern era? The answer is simple: It gives us the permission and freedom to process the emotions of anger, sadness, fear, shame, depression and anxiety without feeling defeated or forgotten. David, the central figure of worship and main contributor of Psalms, certainly didn’t have any problems expressing himself–quite the opposite, in fact. Some might think that David was a ‘glass half full’ kind of guy or that he was perhaps a whinger but those kinds of people never get things done because they’re too busy being critical, judgmental and intolerant.