Written by cycleguy on March 18th, 2019

For the first time since I started writing my blog in 2008 I failed to post a weekend blog about my Sunday sermon.  I’d like to beg off by saying, “Time flies when you’re having fun.” It would be more accurate to say, “Time supersonics when you’re busy.” It seems like I was a “day late and a dollar short” all weekend long. Not that anything bad happened it was just so full.  I’ll not bore you with all the details, let’s just suffice it to say, I was swamped.

My sermon was on Psalm 73 and I called it “Life’s Not Fair!”  Those three words often fall off the lips of our children and we might say back, “Tough! Life’s not fair. Deal with it!” But there are some issues that snarky attitude just doesn’t fit. Seeing dishonest people get ahead. A weeping widow at a graveside wondering why the drunken driver lived but not her husband and the children’s father. A child being rushed to the hospital, the victim of a terrorist bomb. Scenarios like those and more don’t want easy, cliche-laden answers. Saying life isn’t fair is not reserved for kids. There are weightier matters that not even adults have an answer for.

Asaph (the author of Psalm 73) had similar questions.  He allowed his self-pity to take him to the bottom because he admits his heart was filled with envy, resentment and confusion.  Asaph found himself at the bottom of the barrel and needed a lift. He found it in the presence of God.  It was there Asaph was able to recalibrate his heart.

That’s not a bad idea on this Monday morning. A busy week ahead assures me of some needed quiet time for recalibration.  How about you?



6 Comments so far ↓

  1. I need quiet time, each and every day, Bill. Sitting silently with the Lord is the best time of the day!

  2. floyd samons says:

    Yep. This isn’t the Garden of Eden. “In this world you will have trouble…”

    We fight against this flesh from the moment we start breathing… and only when we’re done, and know Him, can we be perfect like He yearned from the beginning.

    “For I have overcome the world…”

  3. It’s been a busy weekend for me also as I attended a Ladies Retreat. Spiritual I am refreshed but long drive, late nights, busy days has left me wore out physically. I just got my suitcase unpacked and things put back in place. This morning was bible study but I decided, well, my husband decided for me that I needed another day of rest. Glad I listened to him, it was needed more than I know. and it gives me more time to sort through all I heard through the weekend and finishes some writing projects. Good reminder Bill