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Today's reading: Psalm 73:1-28

If you asked me to describe Psalm 72 in a word or two, what comes to my 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 people are doing wrong things yet they're prospering financially and socially. So 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." And only 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 Asaph's candid words impact you today? What helps you stay focused on God and His truth in a world that isn't always fair and doesn't live by God's standards? Tami

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Tami, I agree completely with your thoughts concerning Psalms 73!
I am reminded when I think of the unfairness of this world, but UNTIL I focus on God's grace and mercy and about eternity, I would NEVER want to change places with the world. Those vs. 25-26 sums it up well and I would add
vs. 28 "But for me it is good to be near God I have made the Lord God my refuge, that I may tell of all your works."
In the present time, I enjoy and rejoice in my personal relationship with the Lord as my Savior and refuge!

WOW! I have enjoyed every lesson,I would like for others to continue or start to share their thoughts too. I have enjoyed reading their comments and have even prayed for them when they share concerns about themselves and others. We welcome newcomers and welcome all who have been in here in the past!! I want them to be blessed too!

Thanks Tami, I have enjoyed your input and ministry of love and hours to make the Bible blog possible. God bless you and yours!

These are words for today. There is no comfort anywhere except in God. This is grounding in the Lord. My thoughts have progressed like Asaph's, from discouragement and anger towards those who are prospering in the world, to focus on God and his word and his purposes, to final grounding and peace in Him. May that cycle be short!

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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