Living the Consequences

today's reading.
Psalms 137    By the waters of Babylon, there we sat down and wept, when we remembered Zion...

the blog.
So much of Psalms is praising and celebration, but that's not the case with Psalm 137. It's one of the more somber psalms. There was definitely a heaviness on my heart as I read. But even in the tough reading (maybe I should say especially in the tough) there are important lessons for us to learn. The Israelites have been invaded and captured and they are being taunted by their captors. That highlights for me that there are consequences for our sinful actions. But I also see that God is still there, in and through the tough times.

So can you identify with the emotions and words of the psalmist? How has God stood by you when you, for whatever reason, have landed in a hard or dark season of life? Tami W.

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