5 Breathtaking Moments from the Psalms

Margaret —  March 7, 2013 — 21 Comments

In the 40-Day Bible Reading challenge, we’ve been plunging and playing in the Psalms this week. I’ve so appreciated the way Eugene Peterson breaths fresh language, imagery, and color into this collection of songs and poems in The Message Bible.

Here are 5 breathtaking quotables from the Psalms. All are within an easy click to Tweet to your friends and Pin-able for all your fellow Pinterest-lovers!Psalm 4, #LIVEWONDERSTRUCK

“At day’s end I’m ready for sound sleep,

For you, God, have put my life back together.” —Psalm 4 #LIVEWONDERSTRUCK [Tweet this]


“God's a safe house for the battered,

a sanctuary during bad times.

The moment you relax,

you're never sorry you knocked.” — Psalm 9 #LIVEWONDERSTRUCK [Tweet this]


“God is the bedrock under my feet,

The castle in which I live,

My rescuing knight.” —Psalm 18 #LIVEWONDERSTRUCK [Tweet this]

Psalm 36 #LIVEWONDERSTRUCK “God’s love is meteoric,

His loyalty astronomic,

His purpose titanic,

His verdicts oceanic.

Yet in his largeness

Nothing gets lost;

Not a man, not a mouse,

Slips through the cracks.” —Psalm 36  #LIVEWONDERSTRUCK [Tweet this]


“Take a good look at God’s wonders—

They’ll take your breath away.” —Psalm 66  #LIVEWONDERSTRUCK [Tweet this]

What passage from the Psalms is taking your breath away recently?

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21 responses to 5 Breathtaking Moments from the Psalms

  1. These are great. Thanks for sharing them. They put a smile on my face. 🙂

  2. These are awesome and Peterson’s language is dazzling. I’ve been reading Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places and it’s taking weeks because I keep re-reading sentences to let them sink deep. People will argue, but I’m pretty sure King David would read The Message. 🙂

  3. I had some of the same ones highlighted…ps 18…God made my life complete when I placed all the pieces before Him…..He rewrote the text of my life when I opened the book of my heart to Him.

    Ps19:1 God’s glory is on tour in the sky!

  4. Ro– Amen, amen amen!

  5. Very, very good Margaret. Like these quotes, your blog is a place of encouragement. Thanks for your great work!

  6. So needed to hear these quotes today, Margaret! Thanks!

  7. I agree!! Awesome!! I am with Holly, so needed!!

    Love and Blessings

  8. Wanda Brothers March 7, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    “God rewrote the text of my life
    when I opened the book of my heart to his eyes.”
    2Samuel 22:25
    Thank you Margaret for challenging me to open the book. Definitely an eye-opening experience.

  9. The Psalm 36 made me chuckle when I read it the other day. Reminded me of the song ‘Greased Lightning’ from the Grease musical. Ha!

  10. I’ve been reading the Bible for Lent and I am really enjoying it! Thanks for the challenge! My husband and I are doing it together and it gives us so much to talk about.

    Also, did you realize that the graphic for Psalm 9 above has Psalm 15 as it’s reference? I noticed because I love that Psalm so much! I don’t know if it is an easy fix or not, but I thought you should know 🙂

  11. Love this, Margaret: You have put my life back together.
    It’s not just the dramatic stuff, it’s the daily attitude adjustments and grace. He is GOOD

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