Psalm 27 is one of my favorite passages in the Bible; its confident expression of worship (One thing I have desired, this is what I seek) both encouraging and challenging me in my walk with the Lord. Paul David Tripp’s book A Shelter in the Time of Storm: Meditations on God and Trouble offers 52 short devotions gleaned from the truths of Ps. 27. From the publisher:
Psalm 27 is a psalm of trouble and worship, of difficulty and beauty, of the evil of people against people, and of the mercy of God. Because of its honesty about life in this fallen world, Psalm 27 speaks into the life of every believer. At the same time it places joyful and self-sacrificing worship right next to the trouble that is the psalm’s background theme. This juxtaposition makes Psalm 27 unique, interesting, practical, challenging, and encouraging.
A Shelter in the Time of Storm takes readers through this roller-coaster-ride of a psalm in fifty-two brief and engaging meditations. These meditations are designed to fill hearts with a patient hope that grows stronger as the trouble-spotted days go by. Reflection questions at the end of the chapter make these meditations thought-provoking and practical.
I was inspired and encouraged by Tripp’s insights. He writes with honesty and clarity, his words sometimes giving me a necessary wince as they hit their mark. Some of the devotions are poems, offering a beautiful and piercing expression of longing for Christ and Christ alone.
A Shelter in the Time of Storm: Meditations on God and Trouble is an excellent devotional that moves the reader to God-exalting worship no matter the storm or trouble. Highly recommended.
Publisher Crossway has provided excerpts of A Shelter in the Time of Storm: Meditations on God and Trouble HERE.
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