Psalms: The Cry of our Souls

by | Jan 10, 2019 | Excerpts, Articles

Psalms expresses the cry of our souls. It reflects the variety of human hopes and every experience of our hearts. For instance:

A few years ago, I entered a house and stumbled upon the body of a man who had committed suicide. What a shock it was! I had known him fairly well, for he had been coming to me for counseling. That night I found it impossible to sleep because I was so troubled. In that hour of desolation, my wife and I turned to Psalms. It was the only book that could quiet our hearts in an hour of anguish. Psalms has always been the book where people of God have pillowed their heads in times of distress or sorrow. Whatever you’re feeling, turn to Psalms.

Excerpt from Joy of Living Bible Study: Highlights of the Old Testament, Wisdom & Prophecy (Job–Malachi), commentary by Ray C. Stedman. Order the full study in print, CD, or as a digital download here


About Ray C. Stedman

Ray C. Stedman (1917-1992) was a pastor, teacher, well-known Bible expositor, and author of numerous books, including many Joy of Living studies. A graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, Ray served 40 years as pastor of the Peninsula Bible Church in Palo Alto, California, before retiring in 1990. Ray and his wife Elaine were blessed with 4 daughters and 11 grandchildren. Ray went home to be with the Lord in 1992.

For additional biographical information, Portrait of Integrity: The Life of Ray C. Stedman by Mark S. Mitchell, published by Discovery House Publishers, is available through Joy of Living.

To find other materials by and about Ray Stedman, visit Ray Stedman: Authentic Christianity, an exhaustive library of Ray’s messages and books.


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