A Place for Anger: Psalm 54


In this week’s podcast Brian and Fr. Shay talk about one of the “angry Psalms”. Can there be a space for anger in faith? What is the place for anger/rage? How does this Psalm speak to queer/trans people? All that and more in this week’s podcast!

Read the transcript (PDF)

Psalm 54

For the music leader. With stringed instruments. A maskil of David, when the Ziphites came and said to Saul, “Isn’t David hiding among us?”

God! Save me by your name;
defend me by your might!
God! Hear my prayer;
listen to the words of my mouth!

The proud have come up against me;
violent people want me dead.
They pay no attention to God. Selah

But look here: God is my helper;
my Lord sustains my life.
He will bring disaster on my opponents.
By your faithfulness, God, destroy them!

I will sacrifice to you freely;
I will give thanks to your name, Lord,
because it’s so good,
and because God has delivered me
from every distress.
My eyes have seen my enemies’ defeat.

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