In my studies lately I’ve learnt that the book of Psalms was put together as a collection of songs and poems that various people wrote in times of grief, joy, frustration or other emotion. The book is an encouragement, but not so much for what it teaches us about God but rather as examples of how we can express ourselves to God. It is still inspired by God even though much of it is addressed to God. We realize God is able to handle all the emotions known to humankind.

I’ve been having a bit of a difficult time of late and at such times I remember (or perhaps God brings to mind) songs from my past and they minister to me again – much like God’s intention in psalms.

This is the song that has been on my heart of late: Part The Waters by Charles F. Brown (click here). I first heard it in the late ‘70s and in my mind I can still hear Evie Tornquist singing it.