What Makes the Psalms so Powerful?

There are 150 Psalms in the Bible. What makes them so appealing?

There are 150 Psalms in the Bible in the Book of Psalms in the Old Testament. It seems they may have been written originally as words to songs.  

They are in some ways like songs or poetry, but that alone does not explain their appeal. They are some of the most moving and memorable parts of the whole Bible.

One part of their appeal may be their intense reality. Many of the Psalms were written by David, the great King of Israel. David would vividly write his praises of God, but he would also write about his own heartache and struggles. There are words like "Why are you in despair, Oh my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Hope thou in God, for I shall yet praise Him, my Savior and my God."

David wrote of problems and challenges, yet he concluded by standing strong about His faith in God and His confidence that God would help Him. "Weeping may last for a night, but a shout of joy comes in the morning."

The Psalms speak to our hearts, and they give us confidence that even very godly people can struggle and have emotional challenges; yet in the midst of any difficulty, you can reach out to God and God will be there and God will help you.