The need to truly know how our human system functions is the centerpiece of our formation to Christlikeness. One process that fosters this process is a firm grasp and deep immersion into the Psalms as a mirror of ourselves. Calvin described the Psalms as an anatomy of all the parts of the soul. I like to look at our soul as our spiritual liver where everything we think, feel, choose and do passes through hence a human system attuned to God’s will a healthy soul, a human system attuned to self a ruined soul.
Praying through the Psalms informs us to the fact that what we are experiencing is true to the human experience in general at any given point in time and helps us reorient to a life that consists in a trusting and obedient following of Jesus.