Every Monday, I’ll post about discovering genuine hope and authentic answers for living a healthy life.

A few weeks ago, Nancy led our church Life Group in a lesson about worship. As an assignment, she encouraged us to write our own Psalm of praise to God. Being as busy as I was, I doubted I’d do it. Plus, being vulnerable with my feelings, even about God, is not easy for me.

I couldn’t stop thinking about it, though, so I wrote one. I’m glad I did and I encourage you to. Thinking about my beliefs and feelings so I could write them down forced me to get specific and move beyond the obvious. Being focused on God reminded me to think more about Him and less about me all the time.

This was an excellent lesson on security. I remember finishing and having such peace about my God. The God of the Bible – My Rock – is worthy of my trust.

I believe if you try to write your own Psalm, God will reveal to you what you are currently and truly believing. What you’re wrestling with. Where your doubts are. Where your strengths are. Where the battles have been won. I’m going to do it at least quarterly because I believe God will use the exercise to show me important truths I might not otherwise see. Join me!

Reading my Psalm to my friends was meaningful to me. Hearing the words and knowing they were from my heart and I was willingly sharing them was rich. I’ll share it again here. This time it’s for you. What came from my heart encouraged me. Perhaps it will encourage you, too.

A Psalm of Praise to My Everything

God – Awesome are you!

God – Beautiful you are!

God – Wise are you!

God – Loving you are!

God – Generous are you!

God – Everything you are!

When things are hard, You make them easier.

Help me remember this!

When things are confusing, You make them clearer.

Help me remember this!

When I am tired, You provide energy.

When I am overwhelmed, You focus me.

When I am weak, You provide strength.

When I am unsure, You provide direction.

When I am in danger, You protect me.

When I doubt, You provide hope.

When I am lacking what I need, You provide it and more.

Help me remember this!

When I am joyful, You are the reason.

When I am at peace, You are the reason.

When I experience love, You are the reason.

When I am content, You are the reason.

When I am fulfilled, You are the reason.

God – awesome, beautiful, wise, loving, generous, everything! You are the reason.