As I worked my way through Psalms and Proverbs, I began to notice something about the Psalms that I'd never noticed before.
I've often had a hard time with the Psalms for two reasons: poetry is not my thing and the poets often seemed to be whining or wishing ill on their enemies.
After this week, I doubt I'll ever deal with those problems again.
I realized that many of the Psalms follow a pattern.
The author will usually include all of these elements:
* Stating the distress or circumstances of life.
* Praying to or calling out to God.
* Preaching to himself and remembering his salvation.
I really enjoyed my time in the Psalms and was inspired to let my praying and journaling reflect the faithfulness found in them.