Recently, the world has been a difficult and heavy place to be living in. Whether it has been tragedy in our own Dallas community, political turmoil here or abroad, terrorism, or even being stressed about how your child will perform this school year, all are factors making life difficult and stressful.
How have you been dealing with the difficulties in your life and the world you live in? Have you chosen to ignore the problems, speak out, pray, listen, serve, seek comfort, or some combination of all of these? It is hard to know how to handle the difficulties of life because we are all different, our circumstances are different, and both pain and tragedy affects us uniquely. When tragedy seems to rotate like a cycle, it is even harder to know what to say, do, and how to pray.
God understood that we would have various challenges in our life and gave us a beautiful gift that allows us to respond to our hurts. The Psalms are a collection of human prayers that have become God’s word in scripture. These prayers come from places of desperation, chaos, hopelessness, joy, excitement, and love. They capture the full range of human emotion, which allows us to pray today with the same passion of the Psalms.
This week we begin a two-week sermon series about the Psalms and how they help us relate to what is going on in our world and how to stay connected to God. If you desire things to change and recognize that God can enact change, then seek the Psalms. Join us this Sunday for the message, Out of Chaos, as we seek to find our voice and God’s presence in the midst of a broken world.