Psalm 5; 38; 41-42
I injured my shoulder today carrying our huge bag of piano books. I must be in the worst shape of anyone I know. Whoever heard of pulling a muscle while carrying a shoulder bag?
Due to said shoulder injury, this blog will be short and sweet.
Is sickness related to sin? That’s the question that I pondered as I read today’s reading in the Psalms. David certainly connected the two, but I am thinking that he might have been writing metaphorically. The structure of the poems were very deliberate; some were acrostic poems (the first word of each verse corresponding to a letter in the Hebrew alphabet). Certainly, when I have unconfessed sin in my heart, I tend to melt in my bones a bit!
The sin of my life currently has to do with — what else — my mouth and my attitude. I am so ready for home school to be over! This mommy needs a break! It doesn’t help that my eleven year old tween is dealing with raging hormones herself…I have got to learn that a gentle word turns away wrath. Except sometimes it doesn’t, when the gentle word is spoken to a tween!
I am praying for the Lord to just help us both push through so we can finish strong. I have so many other things on the horizon that need me…it’s time for deep breaths and day-long prayers!