Cycles of Life - A Reflection on Psalm 1
I’ve been reading through the Psalms recently in my personal daily Bible reading. I’ve also been working on a new logo and a new Bible reading course (more to come on that soon!). Through all of these things, I keep coming back to Psalm 1:1-3:
1 Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.
Recently, the phrase “in season” in verse 3 really jumped out at me. Sometimes, we go through life and we get really frustrated that it seems like we are not making progress in areas of life where we are trying really hard. Maybe you are trying to teach your kids to be kind to each other. Maybe you are trying to build relationships at work. Maybe you are venturing out into a new business. Maybe you are trying to lose weight or start an exercise routine. And it just seems like you are stuck. You aren’t making any progress. We can get so discouraged in those times.
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