I’m currently studying the Pslams with a dear friend. First of all this study is hard. Hebrew poetry – enough said. Secondly, the Old Testament Israelites make me mad. Why do they keep making the same mistakes over and over and over?
It’s easy for me to read about the Israelites and be all kinds of judgy-judgy towards them. I quickly say I would never do that or that or that all while coddling and repeating my own little sins.
We are all sinners. The Israelites. Me. You. Every single one of us. We all have something we keep circling back to.
Yet God forgives.
Yet God loves.
Yet God still roots for us.
I’m so glad that word exists.
“Yet he was merciful; he forgave their iniquities and did not destroy them. Time after time he restrained his anger and did not stir up his full wrath. He remembered that they were but flesh, a passing breeze that does not return.” Psalms 78:38-39
2020 came in like a wrecking ball. You know what I’m saying?
But. There’s always a but.
If we let 2020 (and all that it encompasses) win this war the prize will be:
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want none of that.
But if we let God win this battle within our heart and soul then the prize will be:
I know which trophy I want, and hopefully I can display it for all of my little world to see.
2020 has been hard – no doubt. But don’t let 2020 define who you are as a person.
▪️Don’t let it steal your reactions.
▪️Don’t let it put words into your mouth that you can’t take back.
▪️Don’t let it make you someone that you’re not.
You are God’s girl, and the world (your world) is counting on you to shine God’s light in spite of a “bad” year.
“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20