Whatever situation in life you are going through, the Book of Psalms contains a chapter that addresses it.  Most of the Psalms were written by King David, the remainder by Asaph and his fellow Levites.

David lived a tumultuous life, from the youngest of eight brothers who was stuck out in the fields caring for the sheep, to being the gopher for his brothers when they were at war, to musician in Saul’s court.   He married the king’s daughter, was friends with the king’s son, and was on the run from the same king for most of his young adult life, alternating between living in caves and foreign lands until the time came for him to step into God’s promise to him as King of Israel.

The drama didn’t end there, but from his first years as a shepherd tending sheep, he learned to trust in God.  He knew where to turn.  He developed a relationship with his Heavenly Father and sought after God’s heart.  He praised God in victory.  He poured his heart out to God when he was betrayed.  He called on the Giver of Justice to judge rightly and presented his case before him.  And even in the times when he was depressed and felt that God was far from him, he trusted in the goodness and faithfulness of God.

He knew who his Savior was and trusted in his salvation (Yeshua.)

A Plan for Reading Through the Psalms

There is no “right way” for reading through the Psalms other than asking the Holy Spirit to guide you and speak to you through them.  However, for the past several years, I have read through the book of Psalms during the 50 days between Resurrection Sunday/First Fruits and Shavout/Pentecost as part of my devotional reading plan.   This fifty days is also known as the Counting of the Omer during the Feast of Weeks.  As there are 150 Psalms, I read three each day, beginning with Psalm 1, 51, and 101 and ending on the final day on Psalm 50, 100, and 150.

You don’t have to wait until specific time to begin.  Read through the Psalms any time you want to set aside a time to draw close to God.  Each morning as you begin, thank God for his goodness and faithfulness and for his gift of Jesus Christ, claim the atonement of the blood of Jesus and ask him to renew your mind, invite in the present of the Holy Spirit and ask God what he wants to reveal or speak to you about that day . . . and then begin.

Reading through the Psalms Day 1: Psalm 1, Psalm 51, Psalm 101

Reading Through the Psalms Day 1: Psalm 1, 51 & 101

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Reading through the Psalms Day 2: Psalm 2, 52, & 102

Reading Through the Psalms Day 2: Psalm 2, 52 & 102

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Reading Through the Psalms Day 3: Psalm 3, 53, & 103

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Reading through the Psalms Day 4: Psalm 4, Psalm 54, Psalm 104

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Reading through the Psalms Day 5: Psalm 5, 55, 105

Reading Through the Psalms Day 5: Psalm 5, 55, & 105

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Reading through the Psalms Day 6: Psalm 6, 56, & 106

Reading Through the Psalms Day 6: Psalm 6, 56, & 106

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Reading through the Psalms Day 7: Psalm 7, 57, 107

Reading Through the Psalms Day 7: Psalm 7, 57, & 107

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Reading Through the Psalms Day 8, Psalm 8, 58, & 108

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Reading through the Psalms Day 9: Psalm 9, 59 and 109

Reading Through the Psalms Day 9: Psalm 9, 59, & 109

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Reading through the Psalms Day 10, Psalm 10, 60 & 110

Reading Through the Psalms Day 10: Psalm 10, 60, & 110

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Reading through the Psalms day 11: psalm 11, 61 & 111

Reading Through the Psalms Day 11: Psalm 11, 61, & 111

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Reading Through the Psalms Day 12: Psalm 12, 62, & 112

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Reading through the Psalms day 13: Psalm 13, 63, & 113

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Reading Through the Psalms Day 14: Psalm 14, 64 & 114

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Reading through the psalms day 15,: Psalm 15, 65, & 115

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reading through the Psalms day 16: Psalm 16, Psalm 36, Psalm 116

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Reading through the Psalms Day 17: Psalm 17, Psalm 37, Psalm 117

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reading through the psalms day 18, Psalm 18, Psalm 68, Psalm 118

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Reading through Psalms Day 19: Psalm 19, Psalm 69, Psalm 119

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Reading through the Psalms Day 20: Psalm 20, Psalm 70, Psalm 120

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Reading through the Psalms Day 21: Psalm 21, Psalm 71, Psalm 121

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Reading Through the Psalms Day 22: Psalm 22, 72, & 122

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Reading through the Psalms Day 23: Psalm 23, 73, 123

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Reading Through the Psalms Day 24: Psalm 24, 74, & 124

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Reading Through the Psalms Day 25: Psalm 25, 75, & 125

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Reading Through the Psalms Day 26: Psalm 26, 76, & 126

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Reading through the Psalms Day 27: Psalm 27, Psalm 77, and Psalm 127

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Reading through the Psalms Day 28

Reading Through the Psalms Day 28: Psalm 28, 78, & 128

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Reading through the Psalms Day 29

Reading Through the Psalms Day 29: Psalm 29, 79, & 129

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Reading through the Psalms Day 30

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Reading through the Psalms Day 31

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Reading through the Psalms Day 50

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