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Why The Psalms Are Like The App Store

Why The Psalms Are Like The App Store

I have an app addiction. Anytime I come across an interesting app, I have to download it. Sure, I tend to only use said app for roughly 13 seconds before burying it in a folder somewhere deep within the recesses of my phone, but that’s beside the point. The genius of the “app explosion” is that there is an app for virtually everything you can imagine - money management, tracking calories, reading blogs, tracking tasks - you name it, and "there’s an app for that". 

I think the book of Psalms has a lot in common with the App Store. In the Psalms we find language to relate with God in every circumstance imaginable. No matter who you are, where you are, or what you're going through, the Psalms present a picture of a person in the same place. Regardless of what it is, “there’s a Psalm for that.” 

This ancient hymnbook contains 150 poems covering wide-ranging subject matter such as love for God, sorrow over sin, confusion in the face of suffering, trust in the midst of trial, and devotion to the Word of God. This makes the Psalms one of the most practically helpful books in the Bible. As a result, I would argue that the Psalms should be an almost daily part of the Biblical diet of every Christian. 

I don’t know where you’re at or what you’re going through, but I’m here to tell you, there’s a Psalm for that. Don’t believe me? Here’s a list of some of the most necessary themes you and I need to be reminded of on a daily basis and a Psalm that speaks to each. I pray it’s helpful…

Repentance - Psalm 51

Deliverance - Psalm 6

Thanksgiving - Psalm 9 

God’s Love - Psalm 52

God’s Goodness - Psalm 34

God’s Greatness - Psalm 145

God’s Presence - Psalm 37

Discouragement - Psalm 42

Protection - Psalm 46

God’s Help - Psalm 54

God’s Victory - Psalm 68

Weariness - Psalm 71

Weakness - Psalm 73

Renewal - Psalm 85

Worship - Psalm 95

God’s Holiness - Psalm 99

God’s Glory - Psalm 115

God’s Word - Psalm 119

God’s Presence - Psalm 125

Heartbreak - Psalm 147

No More Harboring Hurt

No More Harboring Hurt

Sin Is Like Fast Food

Sin Is Like Fast Food