For those of us who are doing the 105 Bible reading plan (reading the whole Bible through in 105 days), we have been spending a lot of time reading the Psalms lately. It is certainly easier sledding than making your way through parts of Leviticus and Numbers! It also provides some powerful insight, some vivid background and “color” to the stories we read in the historical books of I Samuel through II Chronicles. It was the wonderful source of discussion in our small group study late night, as we read and discussed the relationship between the repeating human question of “How long?” and the repeated reassurance of his “steadfast love.”
Again this morning in my reading of the Psalms I was reminded of His love, His promises, and the futility of my worry. Strangely, there are times when I feel that I have the right to be worried and disturbed with what God is allowing in my life. Even more strange is the fact that at times I would rather childishly hold on to that worry in self pity than release it to His care. Thankfully, rather than a “slap along side the head” (which would be warranted at times) He just keeps speaking of His steadfast love until I release my worry and once again trust His care. God is good.
Hey…this Sunday…don’t forget…we have our ABF picnics after the Lord’s Supper. The plan for the morning service is fantastic. The temperature for the picnics is supposed to be in the low 80′s (not bad in the middle of our hottest summer ever)…just pray that the “scattered showers” are scattered somewhere else some other time! See you Sunday, Lord willing.