“Is the Bible relevant today?” Stories from hundreds of years ago, weird names, suuuuper long chapters. It doesn’t always feel relevant. But to read Scripture is another way for God to provide comfort, clarity, and wisdom. These Scripture meditations can help you figure out how to get started reading the Bible.

The World Is Out to Get Me

“The world is out to get me”—there are days/weeks/months, or even years where it feels like this is the case.

Most of the time (unlike David in Psalm 7), we don’t literally have specific people chasing after us trying to kill us…but when we get hit with trial after trial, and can’t seem to recover enough to catch our breath between blows, we can relate to feeling like, “the world is out to get me!”

This Scripture meditation walks through Psalm 7:1-2, and invites us to process those feelings.

Psalm 7:1-2

“LORD my God, I take refuge in you; save and deliver me from all who pursue me, or they will tear me apart like a lion and rip me to pieces with no one to rescue me.”

Observations from the Text:

  • God is our refuge (v. 1)
  • He provides safety and deliverance (v. 1)
  • It can feel like everyone is out to get us (v. 2)
  • Life can make us feel isolated (v. 2)

Prayers of Response

Instead of trusting your protection, I often attempt to control my circumstances by _________.

Lord, it sure felt like you allowed _________ to tear me apart.

Prayer Requests

Please help my friend _________ (name), who is struggling to believe that you’re real.

Lord, be my refuge and protector against _________, because it feels like too much for me.

Prayers of Readiness

Because you delivered me from _________, I will move forward in confidence toward the work you have planned for me today.

As _________ (name) is wrestling with _________, I trust you to equip me to be a place of refuge for them.


Reading the Bible through Scripture meditations can be an easy way of connecting with God each day. For more Scripture meditations, visit this page!

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