In these “perilous times” it is difficult to be encouraged. Daily reports of terrorism, trouble, and turmoil frighten even the boldest of men.

In the midst of dark and stormy circumstances, David “encouraged himself in the LORD.” His battles within and without served as the framework for many of the Psalms God allowed him to pen. Those songs are powerful reminders to the people of God that the “battle is the Lord’s.”

In Encouraged!, Paul Schwanke looks at these Psalms from the timeline of David’s life. Songs of joy mix with laments of fear, yet both are used to build David in the Lord. May God use this title to help His people “be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.”