In reference to Psalm 102 that we studied last week, Kate Storset shared comments from Spurgeon concerning the entire Psalm that struck me strongly. “The whole composition may be compared to a day which, opening with wind and rain, clears up at noon and is warm with the sun, continues fine, with intervening showers, and finally closes with a brilliant sunset.” If you have lived in the Gig Harbor area for very long, you can clearly understand this beautiful description of Psalm 102.
Recently Julie Scott also shared with me a contact where I found a wonderful quote that should be an encouragement to all of us as we deal with the daily difficulties normal to life. “I know it’s not my circumstances that make me anxious, impatient, or annoyed. Those circumstances are revealing my heart. I am asking Jesus to change my heart and thoughts into His, to help my heart submit in obedience to His Word.” Andrea Griffith Consider this—for the average person attitude is influenced 10% by life’s circumstances, 50% by our default attitude (which can be changed by the Lord), and 40% by our daily choices of what we think about and do (which also can be changed by the Lord.) “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.” (Psalms 19:14)
Our study in the Psalms has been encouraging and beautiful. This Thursday we finish up with Psalms 147 and 148 in a grand finale of praise to our eternally amazing God. Thank you for faithfully studying the Psalms with all the ladies in our class. Next week we quickly jump into Proverbs!