This series will explore the poets of the Old Testament who give voice to an array of human emotions, affirming God’s design for them while also discovering how to navigate emotional health as a follower of Jesus.



1 | Voices of the Soul

1 Don’t worry about the wicked or envy those who do wrong.2 For like grass, they soon fade away. Like spring flowers, they soon wither. 3 Trust in the LORD and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. Psalms 37:1-3


2 | Lament

1 As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God? Psalms 42:1-2


3 | Jealousy

5 Who is this sweeping in from the desert, leaning on her lover? I aroused you under the apple tree, where your mother gave you birth, where in great pain she delivered you.6 Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm.          Song of Songs 8:5-6


4 | Emotional Intelligence

14 A loud and cheerful greeting early in the morning will be taken as a curse! Proverbs 27:14


5 | Fear & Anxiety

1 Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.2 This I declare about the LORD: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him. Psalms 91:1-2


6 | Disappointment

5 The sun rises and the sun sets, then hurries around to rise again.6 The wind blows south, and then turns north. Around and around it goes, blowing in circles. Ecclesiastes 1:5-6


7 | Anger

7 Be still in the presence of the LORD, and wait patiently for him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes. Psalm 37:7


8 | Wonder

3 Then Job replied to the LORD 4 “I am nothing—how could I ever find the answers? I will cover my mouth with my hand.5 I have said too much already. I have nothing more to say.” Job 40:3-5