Psalms - Bringing Your Fears, Hurts and Struggles to God

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The Psalms are uniquely timeless. The struggles and fears and sorrows that the psalmists were working through all those years ago resonate just as much with modern readers. This week, Gary Wilkerson talks about what we can learn from the Psalms and why he chose this book as the subject of his new sermon series, A Heart After God.

Key Points from the Podcast

  • Gary Wilkerson explains why he chose to do a verse-by-verse expository teaching on Psalms.

  • The book of Psalms teaches us how to honestly bring to God the issues of our hearts, the pains we face, and the difficult situations we go through in life.

  • When we try to repress negatively perceived emotions like fear, sorrow, or anger we also end up suppressing the positive ones like joy, peace, and comfort.

  • The Psalms can be a great source of instruction for the church.

  • In the Psalms we see how songs of lament can be turned into songs of joy.

Bible Verses Referenced in the Podcast

Psalm 6:2­–3; Psalm 22:1; Job 13:15

Resources Mentioned in the Podcast


About Gary Wilkerson

Gary Wilkerson is the President of World Challenge, an international mission organization that was founded by his father, David Wilkerson. He is also the Founding Pastor of The Springs Church, which he launched in 2009 with a handful of people. He has traveled nationally and internationally at conferences and conducted mission ventures such as church planting, starting orphanages, clinics, feeding programs among the poorest of the poor and the most unreached people of the earth. Gary and his wife Kelly have four children and live in Colorado Springs, CO.

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