The Scripture Readings this week are:
The Sermon title is Wait! Trust! God is Here!
Early Thoughts: Where do we turn when life seems to be getting exceptionally difficult? How do we deal with the hardships of life?
Obviously there are many answers to that question. But for people of faith a clear option is to look to God.
The Psalms are often called the "hymnbook of the Bible". And just as our hymn books contain a songs about a variety of topics so does the book of Psalms. But one of the recurring topics in both collections is the idea that God is with us, that we can trust in God, that we are not alone.
Sometimes we might need to wait a bit. Sometimes our trust might be tested (either because of the waiting or because we seem to be getting answers we do not like). But the faith story reminds us that God is with us. The Faith story reminds us that our strength comes from God.
To state the obvious, life is not always easy. There are hurdles big and small in the way. But God is there. God does not give us on us. We are not alone.
Thanks be to God.