Welcome to the Trusting God for a Better Tomorrow Study: A Study of Psalms 1-41! I am so glad you are here!

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Wendy Pope: Leading Women to Learn, Live, and Love God's Word

Materials Needs:


  • Message – Video Teaching.
    Read the Psalm aloud. Pray for understanding and application. Record your notes in your notebook or journal.
  • Truth – What truth is God currently teaching you? Record the truth in your notebook.
  • Word Study – We will study key words from our psalm. Record your response in your notebook or journal.
  • Thankful – Name something you are thankful for. Record your response in your notebook or journal.
  • Faith Stretching/Strengthening – Read the Psalm from another translation. (Biblegateway.com) Pray for understanding and application. Record your response in your notebook or journal.

Instructional Video:

Psalm 1-41 Study Lessons & Videos

TGFABT – Psalm 1

My Take Aways When we watch our relationships and watch our delights God watches over our ways. Watch our Relationships Walk to go, come, accompany be lead astray, become Wicked…
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TGFABT – Psalm 2

Psalm 2: (Link to Biblegateway) Serve the LORD with fear and rejoice with trembling. (v11) Serve -Bond-servant, keep in bondage There is rejoicing in service and submission to God.  It…
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TGFABT – Psalm 3

When circumstances turn against us don’t blame God, seek Him. ~NIV study Bible. When circumstances turn against us, God is for us. God is: Our defense Our honor Our head…
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TGFABT – Psalm 4

How long, O men, will you turn my glory into shame? How long will you love delusions and seek false gods? Psalm 4:2 Love delusions- empty with no purpose (Delusions-…
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TGFABT – Psalm 5

Let us Pray Ask the Lord to listen (attend, incline) to your prayer Honor Him, calling Him by name (My King and My God) Let Him hear your “voice” (aloud,…
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TGFABT – Psalm 6

How Long? Our “how long” will last as long as it takes for us to fully repent of our sins. (This is not a blanket for all “How longs.) Repentance…
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TGFABT – Psalm 7

“My shield is God Most High, who saves the upright in heart.” Psalm 7:10   A shield is a type of personal armor, meant to intercept attacks, either by stopping…
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TGFABT – Psalm 8

“What is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned…
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TGFABT – Psalm 9

I will praise you, O LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonders. I will be glad and rejoice in you;  I will sing praise to…
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TGFABT – Psalm 10

“He says to himself…” Psalm 10:6 We Should Never Say: (“He [the wicked] says to himself”) “Nothing will shake me; I’ll always be happy and never have trouble.” (V6) (John…
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TGFABT – Psalm 11

“The LORD is in his holy temple;  the LORD is on his heavenly throne.” Psalm 11:4 Here is what I know: Sometimes we should avoid trouble, sometimes we should face…
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TGFABT – Psalm 12

“We will triumph with our tongues; we own our lips.” Psalm 12:14 We live in a world where white lies are acceptable, half-truths are  considered not harmful, and deception is…
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TGFABT – Psalm 13

“But I trust in your unfailing love;  my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing to the LORD,  for he has been good to me.” Psalm 13:5-6 “>atch?v=D5ziqNqe9ps’] Have…
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TGFABT – Psalm 14

The fool says in his heart,  “There is no God.” Psalm 14:1a Fool A  person who lacks judgment or sense A person who has been tricked or deceived into appearing…
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TGFABT – Psalm 15

Dwelling Not Moving “He who does these things will never be shaken.” Psalm 15:5b Shaken is defined as moved in the original Hebrew. Who Can Dwell and Will Not Be…
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TGFABT – Psalm 16

LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup;  you have made my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a…
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TGFABT – Psalm 17

“Show the wonder of your great love, You who save by Your right hand those who take refuge in You from their foes.” Psalm 17:7   When Things Are Not…
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TGFABT – Psalm 18

“You broaden the path beneath me, so that my ankles do not turn.” Psalm 18:36 God… Arms me with strength Makes my ways perfect Enables me to balance life in…
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TGFABT – Psalm 19

“The heavens declare  the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” Psalm 19:1 I was thinking of God declaring Himself and was reminded of Jesus’ triumph…
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TGFABT – Psalm 20

“Some trust in chariots and some in horses,but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” Psalm 20:7 I trust in        My means (chariots) My strength (horses) My…
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TGFABT – Psalm 21

I Shall Not Be Shaken “For the king trusts in the Lord; through the unfailing love of the Most High he will not be shaken.” Psalm 21:7   [yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vW3WOOYNok’]  …
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TGFABT – Psalm 22

Transitional Thinking “Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One; you are the praise of Israel.” Psalm 22:3 No matter what is happening… No matter what is not happening… “Yet”…
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TGFABT – Psalm 23

 Valley of… “Even 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…
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TGFABT – Psalm 24

Who is who? “Who may ascend the hill of the Lord? Who may stand in His holy place? “ Psalm 24:3     Who has: Clean hands Pure Heart Does…
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TGFABT – Psalm 25

Fear More “Who, then, is the man that fears the Lord?” Psalm 25:12 God will Direct Prosper Confide Fear– Yare’ (yaw-ray’) reverent How do we fear more? Walk in obedience-obedience is…
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TGFABT – Psalm 26

Asking for Vindication “Vindicate me, O Lord, for I have led a blameless life; I have trusted in the Lord without wavering.” Psalm 26:1     Do I have the…
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TGFABT – Psalm 27

Talking Truths for the Edge of the Ledge “I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.” Psalm 27:13 I want to see the goodness…
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TGFABT – Psalm 28

Something Happens in Prayer “To you I call, O Lord my Rock…” Psalm 28:1a When I am not just going through the motions, something happens in prayer. David Asked God…
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TGFABT – Psalm 29

The Voice of the Lord “The voice of the Lord…” Psalm 29:3 Ascribe To credit or assign, as to a cause or source; attribute; impute To attribute or think of…
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TGFABT – Psalm 30

When I felt secure, I said,  “I will never be shaken.” Psalm 30:6  For whatever reason David tripped into a pit of pride—found his security in the success and fortune…
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TGFABT – Psalm 31

I am Never a Dread to God “I am a dread to my friends…” Psalm 31:11b     We want to share our burdens with our friends without being a…
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TGFABT – Psalm 32

Forgiveness=Happiness “Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord does not count against him and in whose spirit is no deceit.” Psalm 32:3 If you haven’t experienced the joy of…
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TGFABT – Psalm 33

The Revealed Word: Right and Pure “For the Word of the LORD is right and true; He is faithful in all He does.” Psalm 33:4 The revealed word of God:…
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TGFABT – Psalm 34

“Those who look to Him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.” Psalm 34:5 “Those who look to Him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.”…
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TGFABT – Psalm 35

Revenge is Best Served by God “Contend, O Lord, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me.” Psalm 35: 1 After we ask God to fight…
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TGFABT – Psalm 36

If We Will, He Will “Continue Your love to those who know you,Your righteousness to the upright in heart.” Psalm 36:10   How do we know God? Submit to His…
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TGFABT – Psalm 37

It All Starts With Being Still  Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him. Psalms 37:7 You can’t commit, trust, or delight in someone you do not know….
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TGFABT – Psalm 38

Am I Overwhelmed? My guilt has overwhelmed me like a burden too heavy to bear. Psalm 38:4 David felt God’s anger. Sometimes we feel God’s anger. Sometimes we hear God’s…
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TGFABT – Psalm 39

Opportunities in Discipline  “But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you.” Psalm 39:7  Recognize God’s discipline is an opportunity To reflect on our life and…
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TGFABT – Psalm 40

“He lifted me out…” Psalm 40:2     I Wait qavah (kaw-vaw).  The word means: look for, tarry, hope, expect to bind together (perhaps by twisting) He Hears (v1) Natah…
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TGFABT – Psalm 41

“Even my close friend,I whom I trusted, he who shared my bread, has lifted up his heel against me.” Psalm 41:9   Yea,  mine own familiar friend, in whom I…
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