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Where to Turn for Consolation

Today’s reading: Psalm 90:1-95:11

My selection: Psalm 94:19

When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.

My reflections: Grief, pain, sadness, and confusion weigh down every human heart at some point. Suffering is the lot of all in this fallen world.

What distinguishes the Christian is how he handles that suffering, the cares that weigh down his heart. The psalmist sets an example of finding consolation from the Lord. How? Through what is traditionally called the ordinary means of grace: prayer, God’s Word (especially the preaching of it) and the sacraments (baptism and the Lord’s Supper).  These imply both personal activities, family activities, and congregational activities.

My challenge: What cares weigh upon your heart today? Seek the Lord’s consolations.  Do not neglect the means of grace.  May your soul be cheered in Him.

Tomorrow’s reading: Psalm 96:1-102:28

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