I’ve been going through a Bible Study in Psalms.
It’s not fun.
I don’t know all of the answers – that bothers me the most.
I mean it’s Hebrew poetry, y’all. I seriously told God that I didn’t like this study and that I wanted to quit.
Read that again.
Yup. Basically I told God that I didn’t like part of His written word. The instructions that He left me to get through this thing called life. His history. The Bible.
After moping around and feeling this way for a few weeks, I literally needed a come to Jesus meeting. I’m an educator. I know that not every lesson will be fun. In fact, life isn’t always fun. Just ask Moses or Abraham or Mary or Jesus.
God didn’t write the Bible so that Daisy Marino would be fully engaged and excited every second that I’m reading it – He wrote the Bible to teach me.
Little ol’ me.
He loves me that much. And He loves you that much.
So, I’m not giving up. I’m going to finish this study. I’m going to dig deep. And I’m going to thank God for His written word – even the parts that are hard. And you can bet your bottom dollar that I’m going to learn something new that will help me grow as a Christian.
My prayer is that the next time you or I have to do something for God that’s hard, not enjoyable, or that we just don’t understand, we would remember what and why God has done – and has so beautifully captured in His word – for us.
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105