Big Trouble? No Problem! – Reflection on Psalm 57
Psalm 57:1-8 Should I Stay or Should I Go? Some problems can’t be fixed no matter how hard we try. The problems are bigger than we are. I used to try to fix my problems. After much frustration, I finally admitted that some problems can’t be fixed, or at least not by me.
Bad Stuff, Deep Trust – Reflection on Psalm 56
Psalm 56:1-13 Stuff Happens Bad things happen. How do you respond? What do you do when life doesn’t work out the way you want? What’s your reaction when someone actively seeks your destruction? Perhaps destruction is too strong of a word. Maybe somebody tries to destroy your reputation, limit your opportunities, or steal your thunder. […]
Should I Stay or Should I Go – Reflection on Psalm 55
Psalm 55:1-23 Betrayed You can’t believe what you are hearing! Your friend, your best friend, shares what you told them in confidence. You’ve been betrayed! If it was anyone else you wouldn’t be surprised, but you though your friend was on your side. Now you wonder if he was ever really a friend. Perhaps all […]
How to Rest in Hope – Reflection on Psalm 54
Psalm 54:1-7 Hiding I remember wonderful times of youth, playing Kick the Cans or Hide and Go Seek. In my neighborhood, all the kids would gather across the street and we would play until it was too dark to see. I was pretty good at hiding, which was extremely helpful in both games. I could […]
Am I Really an Atheist? – Reflection on Psalm 53
Psalm 53:1-6 How Could They? Every so often we read or hear of someone committing a ghastly deed and discover they were active in church. The perpetrator might be a Sunday School teacher, Elder, Administrative Board Chairperson, or even the pastor.