July 10, 2022

Summer in the Psalms Psalm 25


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Message Outline

Psalm 30 (NIV)

Of David.

1 In you, Lord my God,

  I put my trust.

2 I trust in you;

  do not let me be put to shame,

  nor let my enemies triumph over me.

3 No one who hopes in you

  will ever be put to shame,

but shame will come on those

  who are treacherous without cause.

4 Show me your ways, Lord,

  teach me your paths.

5 Guide me in your truth and teach me,

  for you are God my Savior,

  and my hope is in you all day long.

6 Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love,

  for they are from of old.

7 Do not remember the sins of my youth

  and my rebellious ways;

according to your love remember me,

  for you, Lord, are good.

8 Good and upright is the Lord;

  therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.

9 He guides the humble in what is right

  and teaches them his way.

10 All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful

  toward those who keep the demands of his covenant.

11 For the sake of your name, Lord,

  forgive my iniquity, though it is great.

12 Who, then, are those who fear the Lord?

  He will instruct them in the ways they should choose.[b]

13 They will spend their days in prosperity,

  and their descendants will inherit the land.

14 The Lord confides in those who fear him;

  he makes his covenant known to them.

15 My eyes are ever on the Lord,

  for only he will release my feet from the snare.

16 Turn to me and be gracious to me,

  for I am lonely and afflicted.

17 Relieve the troubles of my heart

  and free me from my anguish.

18 Look on my affliction and my distress

  and take away all my sins.

19 See how numerous are my enemies

  and how fiercely they hate me!

20 Guard my life and rescue me;

  do not let me be put to shame,

  for I take refuge in you.

21 May integrity and uprightness protect me,

  because my hope, Lord,[c] is in you.

22 Deliver Israel, O God,

  from all their troubles!

Psalm 25 is a guide to remembering God’s faithfulness along the way.

1. We are a people of path and pilgrimage.

“A long obedience in the same direction”

  • Disciple
  • Pilgrim

2. Our journeys aren’t linear.

  • v.2 “I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame”
  • v. 5 “Guide me in your truth and teach me”

3. God is Good.

v.7 “According to your love remember me, for you, LORD, are good.”

  • What words does the Psalmist use to describe God in Psalm 25:1-10?

4. Our hope is in God.

v. 7 “my hope is in you all day long”


In your time alone with God in scripture reflection, solitude, prayer and journaling, begin with a breath prayer like "Holy Spirit, come," or listen to a song from the playlist. This summer we are focusing on one Psalm per week. Consider using one or more of the practices to reflect on the Psalm.

  • Journaling: Write out the Psalm in your journal. Make notes in the margins to amplify or clarify words. Be creative with doodling, drawing, highlighting words or phrases, collaging with cut-out words or pictures. Take your journal with you wherever you go this summer. At the end of the summer you will have a journal full of your own reflections, thoughts and prayers!
  • Reading: Take time to slowly read aloud the Psalm. What words or phrases stand out to you? What questions do you have? What feelings arise in you? Which physical response seems appropriate: hands raised or open? head bowed or lifted? standing or seated?
  • Memorizing: Commit to memorizing one or more verses.
  • Praying: How does this Psalm inspire praise, confession, lament, gratitude, or guidance for yourself, others or the world?