The Comfort of the Psalms

4 Benefits of Reading the Psalms in Time of Adversity
Sometimes people ask my advice when they're struggling through a difficult spot, and I often recommend reading the Psalms.
  • Has someone slandered you and damaged your reputation?
  • Has someone returned you evil for good?
  • Is there someone you've loved sacrificially who has turned on you?
  • Are you confused by the way evil men triumph?
Sorrow, fear, anger, and confusion are common emotions for Christians and also for the Psalmists (e.g. Psalm 35:11-16; Psalm 73).

Sometimes when reading a Psalm, I pause and breathe a sigh, realizing I'm not alone. Others have felt the same way I am feeling. And they took their feelings to their best Friend, the Lord.

The Psalms:

1. Give our feelings expression (Psalm 18:6).

2. Assure us others have experienced our problems (1 Corinthians 10:13).

3. Turn our hopelessness into hope and trust (Hebrews 11:1).

4. Prove that God isn't offended by our honest questions and feelings (Hebrews 4:16).

Are you struggling? I encourage you to read the Psalms daily.
Footnote: Three of the Scriptures linked to the benefits are not from the Psalms, but they interpret what happens in the Psalms.

4 Benefits of Reading the Psalms in Time of Adversity


  1. Wonderful advice, Gail. I, too, love how God's Word shows us that we are not alone. (I Corinthians 10:13).

  2. Thankyou 💚
    Everything you ask is happening in my life.

    1. I'm so sorry that you are struggling in all of these areas. Please know that the Lord is eager to comfort and guide you in this difficult time. And remember that others have suffered these same things and found comfort and peace in the Lord. As I write this, I pray for you and your situation. God bless you.

  3. I read the Psalms for reasons you have listed. It is my 'go to place' when I have bad days and good days. It covers every need I have. Also I insert names of those in need of prayer.


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