In one of the lectionary readings this week, the Psalmist encourages us, “Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path that sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers; but their delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law they meditate day and night” (Psalm 1).
It is easy to give into the temptation of despair. It is easy to conclude the darkness has overcome us. It is easy to see the negative in everything. It is easy to feel as though this world has beaten us down so much we just might not make the bell this round. That would be tragic.
Life is filled with choices. There is no doubt life brings hard times, difficult circumstances, and dark days. However, the choice remains in how we react to those moments. Will we let our souls deflate? Will we let our burdens drag us down? Will we let the enemy win? Or, will we choose to meditate on the law of the Lord, a law filled with grace, love, and hope. God’s law gives us an alternative to choose. We can choose hope. We can choose happy.
Join with me today in making this choice.