Psalm 8 and How It Makes Me Feel

Church is a place for me to wind down and feel peace. People at my church are so welcoming and I love going and seeing them on most Sundays.


There are some days I do not want to get out of bed, much less go to church. This happens more often than I would like to admit. One thing that keeps me going to church is singing the psalms.


One day, I was having a particularly rough time. When it was time to sing the psalm, I discovered that it was one I had never heard before. It was psalm 8:


O Lord, our Lord,

   how majestic is your name in all the earth!

You have set your glory above the heavens.

2     Out of the mouth of babies and infants,

you have established strength because of your foes,

   to still the enemy and the avenger.

3 When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,

   the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,

4 what is man that you are mindful of him,

   and the son of man that you care for him?

5 Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings[b]

   and crowned him with glory and honor.

6 You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;

   you have put all things under his feet,

7 all sheep and oxen,

   and also the beasts of the field,

8 the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea,

   whatever passes along the paths of the seas.

9 O Lord, our Lord,

   how majestic is your name in all the earth!
After singing this particular psalm, I was left in awe. It reminded me that the world is majestic because of the Lord. We have a savior who will help us overcome our pain and suffering. Just feeling the power coming from this psalm made me feel less alone. I was overpowered with joy, unlike anything in church has before. Luckily, our pastor had put the psalm on a piece of paper in our bulletin. I hung it up in my dorm room and looked at it whenever I needed strength. I am loved, just as I love the feeling the Lord provides.



 Alex is currently working on expanding her blogging and writing skills so she can become a journalist someday. She is diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and Asperger’s Syndrome. She hopes to help spread awareness about mental illness and autism spectrum disorders and end the stigma on both.

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