Psalm 120 is the first of these psalms. It is not a particularly happy song, but it is honest and real in its description of the place of distress in which the psalmist finds himself. Within the language of distress there are 2 hopeful responses we may identify and identify with: first is a response of prayer (I cried out to the LORD, and he answered me - verse 1); and second is a longing for peace, or shalom (I am for peace - verse 7). In our times of distress (perhaps even now!) may we too find a way to respond in honest prayer and an expression of longing for shalom!
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