Educating for the Lived Gospel #248

Wait for the LORD;
be strong, and let your heart take courage (Ps 27:14)

The Psalms echo down the millennia because they name the human condition and point the way. Any number of matters can try our patience or our hope. We can feel assaulted from without. Maybe we should look within, letting our ‘heart take courage’. We can remember all that God has done for us in the past. We can trust in our God-given gifts and talents. Do we ‘wait for the Lord’ or do we wait for the fog of our own emotions to lift long enough for us to realise that the Lord never went away?

From my years ministering to teenagers, I believe that ‘let your heart take courage’ is a timely message for them. The landscape of their lives can seem to be constantly changing. Believing in their God-given gifts and trusting in themselves provides stability in their lives and allows them to ‘be strong’. It also clears the young person’s mind and senses so that they might become aware of God’s presence in their lives.

Have a good week!
Patrick

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