I have always believed that it is essential to turn to the Lord when you feel hopeless and lost. Recently, during a church ceremony, as we were discussing what the bible says about feeling empty, a member asked which psalms are best to read when you feel empty and lost.
Given my knowledge as a theologian and a clear understanding of the Bible, I was more than happy to share what I knew.
Later, I wrote this article to help everyone understand which Psalms to read when you feel Lost.
“In you, Lord, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in your righteousness. Turn your ear to me, come quickly to my rescue; be my rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save me. Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me. Keep me free from the trap that is set for me, for you are my refuge. Into your hands I commit my spirit; deliver me, Lord, my faithful God.”
In this verse, the psalmist acknowledges that he has taken refuge and defence into the Lord. He asks God not to put him in shame and to lead and guide him.
You can read this verse when you feel lost and remind yourself to take refuge and defense in the Lord and ask Him to guide you from any challenge.
“Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe.”
In this verse, David pleads with God to hear him and give ear to his prayer as he calls Him when his heart is growing faint.
This is a great verse to read when you feel empty, as it reassures you that God hears us out and we should not hesitate to reach out to Him in times of despair.
“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”
In this psalm, David tells God that His word is the lamp to his feet and light to his path. You can read this verse to remind yourself to stick to the word of God for guidance so He can lead you to a righteous path.
You can ask the Lord to lead you out of the path that makes you feel lost and empty.
“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.”
In this verse, the psalmist asks God to let each morning remind him of His unfailing love and begs God to show him the way he should always go.
Therefore, this is the best psalm to read when feeling lost, as it reminds you that the love of God is constant every day and that you should trust Him to take you out of any situation.
“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”
In this psalm, David says he will always depend on God and never be afraid when going through darkness.
You can read this verse when feeling lost to find encouragement to not be afraid during hard times and to always believe in the Lord.
The Book of Psalms is a collection of various emotions, prayers, and sacred songs dedicated to God. When you feel lost and wish to find yourself, you can use a psalm like Psalm 142:1-3.
This is a psalm of lamentation. In this verse, David pleads to God for mercy and pours all his problems to Him when his spirits feel low.
You can use this psalm to lament to God when you feel lost and ask Him to see you through situations that make your spirits faint.
Lamenting brings glory to the Lord.
Many Christians and theologians believe these psalms are a one-on-one conversation between self and God. However, if you wish to read them to encourage someone, you can use a psalm like Psalm 23.
David expresses his total trust in God for protection and guidance in this psalm and acknowledges Him as his shepherd.
You can read this psalm to encourage someone to recite it in times of despair and remind them that God is ever present to guide, protect, and provide a righteous path.
Yes, you can. For instance, Psalm 46 reminds us that the Lord is our refuge and strength and ever-present.
When you read this psalm, you will feel encouraged to turn to God because He is always there for us.
As a Christian, I have always been passionate about sharing God’s word with young people. This inspired me to pursue a Certificate in Christian Education, an Undergraduate degree in Religious Studies, and a Graduate degree in Theology. My knowledge in school and experience from dealing with the youth made me an expert at discussing Christian-related topics. I feel privileged working as the Coordinator of the Christian Youth Ministry at Christian Faith Guide. You can read more about me on the about us page.