I'll be honest in saying I need some sun. Bad. I'm not speaking about getting a tan but rather for my sanity. I'm good with a couple of dreary days and I love a rainy day here and again but I'm a sunny day kind of guy. You take the lack of sun we've had and add to that the time change! My goodness! I do love being able to see light at 7 am but am not alright with it getting dark at 5:30pm. I'm a "get up the leaves addict." So the other day, not night, I come home and want to blow some leaves out of the yard and had to turn the flood lights on to see. I'm not sure which is worse, me getting the leaves up at 6:15p or the fact I had to turn lights on to do it!
Regardless, we all go through seasons don't we? We have times in our life that resemble the dreary days where the sun is not seen or barely has a chance to be seen because it gets dark so early. I did hear of a church in Alaska that is need of a Pastor. Doesn't Alaska have a season where it never gets dark? But even that would bring it's own problems right? The fact is we can't escape these days or periods. We face them. But how we face them is the key. Will we hold fast to what is seen, and maybe even felt, or will we trust in something greater? Do we place our joy in something form this world or something eternal?
The Psalms helps us remember the goodness and the faithfulness of God. These are the "greaters" in this world we should hold fast. These Psalms reflect on something greater than this world could ever offer. The Psalms speak for us when we really aren't sure what to think, say or do. The Psalms are collections of songs, poems and reflections that help us formulate our thoughts, words, and emotions. They guide us and help us figure out what's most important.
Last night at The Rock we looked at The Psalms and really battled with how to read and approach them. The notes are attached but one huge point we see in the Psalms is that God is the one and only Constant in this life. So when it's 5:45p and you want to go cut the grass but can't because it's dreary and because you can't even see because of darkness, take heart, God is still faithful. When you put it in a sentence like that it makes me feel pretty stupid. Will I really let the weather conditions drag me down so low when I have something much greater to trust in?
I know I'm probably the only one that deals with post traumatic no sun syndrome but we all have our quirks right? Know this though; there is something greater, more faithful, joyful, gracious and able than anything else in this life and HIs name is God. May we trust Him today!
Here are the sermon notes. Meet The Psalms.
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