Psalms for the Pilgrim: The Psalms of Ascent

Psalms for the Pilgrim: The Psalms of Ascent

We live in an age of constant distraction. Wehave to be intentional to find space for reflection, for prayer – to crowd out the noise of existence. Many people are marked by angst, depression and even suicidal thoughts.Where are you looking for hope in your life?

Dr. Mark Gignilliat joins us with a message about Lent and the book of Psalms. Psalm 121:1-2 tells us, “I lift up my eyes to the hills—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.”

The season of Lent is a gift to us, especially in an age that’s marked by distraction. Lent is a gift for reflection, a gift for prayer, and a gift for renewal. It’s also a time for us to think about basic questions of our existence:

  • Why am I here?
  • For what purpose have I been made?
  • Is life worth living?
  • What are we heading toward?
  • What’s the purpose for our existence?

I believe that the Bible is extremely interested in all of those questions.

The Lord has promised that He will not lose us, that He’s not going to fall asleep on us. He will keep our souls with that very thing that animates our being and gives us life. He will hold it and he will keep it. In the midst of the busyness and distractions of our lives. I pray that we will remember that our help comes from the Lord. That we will believe that this promise is true, and that it is true for each one of us.

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Dr. Mark Gignilliatis professor of divinity at Beeson Divinity School, where he teaches courses in Old Testament and Hebrew, and also serves as theologian in residence atSt. Peter’s Anglican Churchin Birmingham. Dr. Gignilliat is married to Naomi, and they have four children.


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