Powered by 4 - March 19, 2016

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Today's reading: Psalm 73:1-28

If you asked me to describe Psalm 73 in a word or two, the word that comes to mind is "grounding" because of how candid Asaph is as he writes about his very "human" thoughts and emotions. Right from the start, I’m drawn in because Asaph describes a familiar scenario. We've all been there from time to time. We look around and see people doing wrong things yet they're prospering financially and socially, and our minds go to questioning our right choices for living. UNTIL…we give some intentional thought to the situation and draw on what we know is true from God's Word. That's what we see with Asaph in verses 16-17. "But when I thought how to understand this, it seemed to me a wearisome task, until I went into the sanctuary of God; then I discerned their end." Then a few verses later, we see a change of perspective after Asaph has had some refocusing time with God.

"Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever" (vs. 25-26).

How did Asap's words impact you today? What helps you stay focused on God and His truth in a world that doesn't live by God's standards? Tami

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