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10 Best Psalms to Bring You a Divine Peace and Hope

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One thing I ask from the Lord,
    this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the House of the Lord
    all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the Lord
    and to seek Him in His temple.
Psalm 27:4

10 Best Psalms to Bring You a Divine Peace and Hope

The world can be a very sinful and, thus, scary place. In the midst of prolonged turmoil, stress and uncertainty, our tender hearts no doubt become heavy. Life begins to feel dark and gloomy and, if we are not careful, we slowly begin to lose hope. But Jesus came so this would not happen. So that, in Him, we could have life — and have it to the full (Jn 10:10). That includes a life filled with abundant Light, hope, peace and joy regardless of our oftentimes inescapable exterior circumstances.

When we are in need of comfort, to be reassured that everything is going to be alright, we must turn immediately to the promises of God — the only written Word on the planet that is alive, divine and “God-breathed” into existence (2 Tim 3:16). 

If you are in need of a supernatural-like peace and hope, take some time to prayerfully meditate on these 10 Best Psalms to Bring You a Divine Peace and Hope. The below verses are hand-selected from one of the most prolific, inspiring and encouraging Books of all time — The Book of Psalms. Allow these Words to speak to your heart and fill it with something beautiful and transformational. The seeds of Divine Wisdom will gently soothe your soul and, over time, will produce a harvest of everlasting peace and hope regardless of what is going on around you.

“I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” –John 16:33.

10 Best Psalms to Bring You a Divine Peace and Hope

Psalm 91:4, 14-15

Psalm 91 is one of the most powerful chapters in the entire Holy Bible. It reminds us that no disaster on earth has the power to overtake us. So long as we continue to put our trust in the Lord (and not ourselves), we need not fear any amount of suffering. Our Lord promises to be with us; to never forsake us. In Him and through Him, we are given the hope of life everlasting.

He will cover you with His feathers,
    and under His wings you will find refuge;
    His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

14 “Because he loves Me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
    I will protect him, for he acknowledges My Name.
15 He will call on Me, and I will answer him;
    I will be with him in trouble,
    I will deliver him and honor him.

Psalm 3:8

Hunted by the enemy on all sides, King David was able to find peace of mind amidst endless danger. Time and time again he eluded death, by which he praised his Father in Heaven for the protection and victory granted. David knew with certainty that it was God who continued to save him. God was his Deliverer and Vindicator, and he had witnessed the Lord’s saving grace many times over. As he continued to put his trust in the Lord (and in Him alone), he prayed also for the Lord’s blessing to stay upon His people — you and me.

From the Lord comes deliverance.
    May Your blessing [Lord] be [always] on Your people.

Psalm 27:1, 4, 14

King David’s one desire to know God drowned out all the woes of the world. Think about that for a moment. We can learn much from this simple life-principle of our forefather. While the Lord’s answer may not come immediately, continue to trust Him. Have patience with His timing and with what you do not yet understand. Believe in your heart that the Lord’s timing is perfect, that He knows what you need and when you need it. If you remain faithful in the hard times — while you wait — He is sure to answer your call in ways you cannot yet imagine.

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
    whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
    of whom shall I be afraid?

One thing I ask from the Lord,
    this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the House of the Lord

    all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the Lord
    and to seek Him in His temple.

14 Wait for the Lord;
    be strong and take heart
    and wait for the Lord.

Psalm 34:8, 18, 21-22

Throughout Scripture we are told that “blessed is the one who takes refuge in [the Lord].” Blessed is the one who puts all their trust in Him. If you have been waiting for a breakthrough, remember that the Lord is working on your behalf even when you cannot see it. He knows exactly where you are, what you need and when to give it to you. He remains near the crushed and broken in Spirit. No soul who trusts in the Lord goes unaided. Not one of His children are ever forgotten.

Taste and see that the Lord is good;
    blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him.

18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
    and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

21 Evil will slay the wicked;
    the foes of the righteous will be condemned.
22 The Lord will rescue His servants;
    no one who takes refuge in Him will be condemned.

Psalm 40:1-3

When you feel stuck in life, you are commanded to remain calm. You are to patiently wait upon the Lord no matter how things appear in the natural. As His beloved child, you must have faith — unshakeable trust that He is able to lift you out of any situation … and that He will. Abide always in His peace, knowing that He is a Savior. When you cry out to Him in humble prayer, He will reach back out to you.

I waited patiently for the Lord;
    He turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
    out of the mud and mire;
He sets my feet on a rock
    and gave me a firm place to stand.

He put a new song in my mouth,
    a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear the Lord
    and put their trust in Him.

Psalm 46:1-3, 9-10

When it feels like your world is falling apart, God is still very much in control. He is still your Refuge — a Strong Tower in times of need, an everlasting strength. You may not be able to control the environment around you, but the Lord can; and you can trust that He is an ever-present help in trouble. No matter what happens in this life, take literally the words of your God: “Be still, and know that I am God” (Ps. 46:10). Cling to Him. Trust in Him … for our God will soon be exalted above all the earth.

God is our refuge and strength,
    an ever-present help in trouble.

Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
    and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
    and the mountains quake with their surging.

9 He makes wars cease
    to the ends of the earth.

He breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
    He burns the shields with fire.

10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth.”

Psalm 103:8, 10-12

When you feel hopeless and are lacking in peace, remember who your God is. Reflect on His greatness; abounding in endless compassion and mercy. Meditate on how your Father in Heaven is slow to anger, patient and abounding in love for you. When you feel down, stressed, hopeless, uncertain … praise Him. Praise Him for His unfathomable power and endless love for you. It is your adoration and gratitude in darkness that ignites a divine power of blessing.

The Lord is compassionate and gracious,
    slow to anger, abounding in love.

10 He does not treat us as our sins deserve
    or repay us according to our iniquities.

11 For as high as the Heavens are above the earth,
    so great is His love for those who [reverently] fear Him;
12 as far as the east is from the west,
    so far has He removed our transgressions from us.

Psalm 116:3-7

The next time you are feeling lost and without peace, reflect on all the ways God has shown up for you in the past. The psalmist did this often. As the enemy closed in on him, seeking to take his life, David reflected on God’s faithfulness — His deliverance, provision, and protection — and because of what God had already done for him in the past, he was able to find rest in every situation.

The cords of death entangled me,
    the anguish of the grave came over me;
    I was overcome by distress and sorrow.
Then I called on the Name of the Lord:
    “Lord, save me!”
The Lord is gracious and righteous;
    our God is full of compassion.
The Lord protects the unwary;
    when I was brought low, He saved me.

Return to your rest, my soul,
    for the Lord has been good to you.

Psalm 121

When the future appears uncertain, lift your eyes to Heaven. Remind yourself often of where the real help comes from — the Maker of Heaven and earth. The Lord your God will not allow you to fall or endure more than you can handle. He watches over you day and night. He knows when you come and when you go. So fear not, child of God! He has promised to be with you forevermore.

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
    where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
    the Maker of Heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot slip—
    He Who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, He who watches over Israel
    will neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord watches over you—
    the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day,

    nor the moon by night.
The Lord will keep you from all harm—
    He will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
    both now and forevermore.

Psalm 16:9-11

The psalmist was not scared of death. He knew that in the Lord, there was no reason to fear death because with Him, here was only eternal salvation. A heavenly abode perfectly and divinely secured for those who love Him. The same promise and assurance thousands of years ago, is the same promise and assurance for you today. For those who love Christ, death is not the end but rather the great transition. You have nothing to fear.

Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
    my body also will rest secure,
10 because You will not abandon me to the realm of the dead,
    nor will You let Your faithful one see decay.
11 You make known to me the path of life;
    You will fill me with joy in Your presence,
    with eternal pleasures at Your right hand.

(See also John 14:1-3)

For Reflection

“For the Word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart” – Heb. 4:12.

See Also:
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