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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Sunday Afternoon

It’s been almost a month since I’ve opened my Sacred Ordinary Days journal, and that’s not OK.  It’s not OK, at all.  It’s not that I haven’t read or even studied Scripture during that time.  It’s certainly not that I haven’t prayed.  But I haven’t had silence or solitude or rest.  My rhythms have been off, and this contributes greatly to me not fully being the person I should be.      

So I finally sat down and cracked the book.  Well, there’s nothing like easing your way back in with Lamentations…  Really, friends, I can’t even go there…

And yet, just about every passage resonated deeply.  I think this is precisely why:

Psalm 118:8-9, “It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in humans.  It is better to take refuge in the Lord…” (NIV).

It goes on.  It is better.  It is better than… anything…  It is always better.

And so I am starkly reminded how important it is to regularly take refuge in God, because people (as much as I love them and as important as they are) will come and go, will impress and disappoint, will have highs and lows just like I do.  But God is steady.


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