Prayer: When we feel like fretting, may we trust and commit our way to you. Help us through the calamities of life.
Reading: Psalm 37: 1-11, 39-40 (Click to read text)
Stop and GROW: After reading the text, discuss/ponder the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Book of Faith questions, which are part of Camp Mount Luther's GROW Time with campers.
QUESTION 1: What scares, confuses, challenges, or doesn’t make sense to me in this text?
QUESTION 2: What delights me in this text or is my favorite part of the story?
QUESTION 3: What stories or memories does this text stir in me?
QUESTION 4: What is God up to in this text?
Reflection: One of my favorite characters from a recent novel, when confronted with doubt and confusion, would exclaim, "O calamity!" Have you ever felt this way? Sort of flummoxed, ready to bite your nails, tear out your hair, or just quit and go to bed?
This, then, is the time to turn to God. Read again Psalm 37. Commit to Him. He will help you through the calamities.
-- Alice Yeakel
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