"Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain."
~Psalm 127:1

June 22, 2011

It is good

This is a great way to begin summer, sick.

I started feeling really tired and my sinuses were clogged up yesterday.  And today I just feel tired, groggy, and stuffed up.

But it is summer and I am thankful for that.  Even when it is hot, even when there are thunderstorms that wake me up at night, even when I have to pull weeds in the garden or flowerbed.

I was encouraged by Psalm 92 this morning.  It reminded me that even though I am not feeling well, I still have so much to look forward to, and God has done so much for me and for Josiah.  And even when something isn't right with me, that doesn't need to cause me to have a negative outlook on the rest of my day/life.

"It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
to sing praises to the Most High.
It is good to proclaim your unfailing love in the morning,
your faithfulness in the evening,
accompanied by the ten-stringed harp
and the melody of the lyre.

You thrill me, Lord, with all you have done for me!I sing for joy because of what you have done.
O Lord, what great works you do!
And how deep are your thoughts.
Only a simpleton would not know,
and only a fool would not understand this:
Though the wicked sprout like weeds
and evildoers flourish,
they will be destroyed forever.

But you, O Lord, will be exalted forever.
Your enemies, Lord, will surely perish;
all evildoers will be scattered.
But you have made me as strong as a wild ox.
You have anointed me with the finest oil.
My eyes have seen the downfall of my enemies;
my ears have heard the defeat of my wicked opponents.

But the godly will flourish like palm trees
and grow strong like the cedars of Lebanon.
For they are transplanted to the Lord’s own house.
They flourish in the courts of our God.
Even in old age they will still produce fruit;
they will remain vital and green.

They will declare,
“The Lord is just!  He is my rock!
There is no evil in him!”

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