Finding Jesus in the Psalms As A Solution to Your Stress

March 3, 2023

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Finding Jesus in the Psalms

Jesus is ever present, and one of the most inviting portions of scripture to turn to is the Book of Psalms. It’s through this book that we recognize the gifts He has to offer us in fresh ways that speak to our ability to be transparent with Him in every way. And Barb is drawing our attention to it this Lenten season.

For those of you who didn’t grow up practicing Lent or still refrain from doing so today, I want to invite you to recognize the beauty of Scripture reading, prayer, worship, and repentance this season offers as we enjoy the opportunity to draw close to God as He draws close to us. There’s peace in His presence, regardless of what problems you’re facing.

Today, we’re reflecting on Psalm 23 (NKJV)

The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord

Meet Barb

Barb Roose is a popular speaker and author who is passionate about teaching women to live beautifully strong and courageous so that they experience God’s great adventure of faith and purpose for their lives. Since 2005, Barb has been speaking to audiences in the US and abroad at women’s conferences and events, including national platforms like the Aspire Women’s Events, She Speaks Conference and the UMC Leadership Institute.

Barb is a Bible teacher who loves following God more than anything else in life. She’s a real woman who has experienced God’s power and presence during battles with depression and anxiety, parenting challenges and family addiction trauma. Rather than teaching audiences to follow God to get what they want, Barb inspires audiences to discover that God is all that they truly need!

Readers love Barb’s authenticity, humor, spiritual depth and game-changing practical tools and techniques to apply God’s Truth to their everyday life.

She is the author of multiple Bible studies such as Finding Jesus is the Psalms (Abingdon Press, Jan 2023)  Breakthrough: Finding Freedom in Christ, Surrendered: Letting Go and Living Like JesusI’m Waiting, God: Finding Blessing in God’s Delays,  Joshua: Winning the Worry Battle and Beautiful Already: Reclaiming God’s Perspective on Beauty. She’s also the author of multiple books like Surrendered: 40 Devotions to Help You Let Go and Live Like Jesus, Winning the Worry Battle and Enough Already: Winning Your Ugly Struggle with Beauty

Barb serves on the monthly writing teams for (in)courage and Girlfriends in God, as well as past features in Just Between Us, Proverbs 31 First Five, Women of Faith, and others. She serves her audience through a weekly Happy Monday Devotional and hosts the Better Together podcast. 

Barb lives in NW Ohio and is the proud mother of three adult children. Whenever possible, Barb prefers to eat dessert first. 

Barb and I Talked About:

  • Why she decided to write a Lenten study.
  • How she identified the six psalms to include in the study.
  • The power of resting in the Lord.
  • The gift of the Sabbath.

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Meet Your Host

There is nothing Liv loves to talk about more than the Word of God. She is a Bible teacher, speaker, and writer. Liv is passionate about helping women enjoy intimacy and confidence in Christ.  When Liv is not writing, teaching, or podcasting, you can find her hiking a mountain, taking a road trip with her husband, or curled up in the corner with a good book. You can connect with Liv on IG at @candidliv.

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Tonya is a believer, wife and mother of 3 littles. Her profession as a public servant is to help guide people through the family support process.

In her personal and volunteer time, Tonya loves to communicate the gospel of Christ and share messages of hope through IG.

Tonya is the founder of CWMS, a mentorship network that allows Christian women to connect, share and grow as they journey with God. Connect with Tonya at tonya.impactfully.

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