Sunday, September 12, 2021

Psalm 89:1-18

Psalm 89 is a fresh reminder of the greatness of our God. It also highlights His closeness. Knowing God is mighty, great, and powerful should cause us to shout for joy—not to mention knowing that He’s ready to put every one of those attributes to work for us. God is there for us because of His love—His faithful love. Even in the midst of our worst pain, we can find joy in God’s power and closeness to us.

Psalm 89:1-4:
  1. Ethan the Ezrahite is in a situation where what he sees doesn’t seem to line up with what God has promised (see verses 38-45). Have you ever been in a situation where you felt the same way?
  2. The psalmist reminds himself of his own belief in a promise God made (v.2). Is there a song or a passage of scripture that you tend to go back to in difficult times?
Psalm 89:5-18:
  1. What is the psalmist calling our attention to in these verses? How are these examples reflected in Romans 8:31-39?
  2. Which part of creation most reflects God’s glory to you?
  3. In these verses there are many examples of God’s might and power, and the psalmist keeps returning to praise His faithfulness. How do God’s majesty and faithfulness relate to each other?
  4. What are some situations where you witnessed God’s faithfulness? What difference has the reality of God’s steadfast love made in your life?
Taking it home:
  1. How can the words of this psalm be a comfort to you during difficult and discouraging times?
  2. This week, how can we use our own personal experiences with God’s faithfulness to help others currently facing hardship?
Other Scriptures to Engage with this week:

Hebrews 6:11-20; Genesis 15; Hosea 2:16-23; Lamentations 3:19-33; Zechariah 8:1-13; Psalm 136.