When times get tough, it’s easy to let anxieties creep in and start to fear. The best way to handle this is to turn to the Lord. Whenever I go through a tough season, I have two choices: I can sit and let that worry fester and start eating me alive, or I can get on my knees and pray. When we turn to the Word during difficult times, God gives us the answers we need, speaks to us in a way only He can, and He has the power to calm our anxious hearts. Right now, more than ever, we need to come together to read our Bibles and fellowship together! I’ve created a free 30 Bible Study- A Journey through Psalms, to help us dive into the Word and connect with one another.
A Free Bible Study to Build Community
I’m sure most of us are missing our time together. Churches are closed, activities and cancelled, and a lot of us are on stay at home orders from the state. This is such a trying time in our lives and not being able to connect with others can make this even more difficult! Starting April 1, 2020, I’m diving into Psalms and reading through the whole book throughout the rest of the month.
I will be doing this in a live Microsoft Teams chat so that you can join me every Wednesday at 2pm EST.
We can come together as a community of moms and chat about what has spoken to us in our readings, what struggles we need others to help us pray over, and to just have fellowship! I have created a free Bible Study to go along with it- including a Bible reading plan we can check off as we go and journaling pages to keep notes. This is open to all moms- homeschooling moms or moms who have found themselves now schooling their kids at home due to closures.
Tips to help you along during this free Bible Study
Going through the entire book of Psalms may seem daunting, but I challenge you to do this along with me! Five chapters a day will be very manageable (except that day with Psalm 119, we will power through that day with a beautifully long Bible reading time!). I know that life happens, so even if you don’t get through all of the chapters before our live chats, please still join us and share what’s on your heart from what you have read. Here are some notes you can take while you’re going through the study:
Jot down what is set on your heart as you read through the Psalms. What questions do you have? How does this chapter relate to your life right now? How does what is being said make you feel? Psalms go through a range of emotions- anger, confusion, and pure joy. How do you feel after reading what the writers are sharing from their own journies?
I am going to be reading a Bible commentary along with my studies just for a little added lesson. Feel free to dive in however you want. Don’t have a Bible? Get a free Bible app on your phone!
As you read, write down prayers that come to you. Maybe it’s for your own situation, maybe it’s for the world around us, or even for a specific person or situation. This is also a great place to write down any prayer requests from our group chat.
Usually when I read the Bible, one or two verses will stick out to me from the rest. Write these down a you go along in your reading for you to refer back on or to share with the group.
Get your free Bible Study printable
I’ve put together these free printables to make it easier for you to take notes while reading through the Psalms. Print them off and join in! You can get them by subscribing to my e-mails, where the password for the Subscriber’s Studio will be sent to you. (For those that have already subscribed, you can log in to the Subscriber’s Studio at any time!)
Join in the Free Journey through Psalms at any time
Even if April is days or weeks in, or if you missed the live version of this study, you can do it yourself at any time! Download the free printable plan and journaling pages and enjoy your study through Psalms by yourself or creating your own community group to do it together. I pray that this study blesses you as you go through it!