2020 was hard, right?
Our family, while so very fortunate in many ways, experienced the loss of my mother-in-law in April last year. That, even more than COVID, shaped everything else about 2020. While she had battled cancer for almost two years, the waves of grief I felt (and still feel) leveled me. I couldn’t pray, couldn’t read, couldn’t study … I had a very hard time sitting still and focusing.
I didn’t know what to pray, what to do, how to feel, how to navigate the feelings I had … and I found myself leaning into the Psalms.
The psalmists had all the feels, y’all. ALL the feels. Every emotion I was experiencing — from grief to anger to hurt to joy to gratitude — every bit of it, at every level, was expressed in the words of those sacred songs.
Maybe you, like me, feel like you’re finally coming out the fog of 2020. Maybe you’re still reckoning with all that happened, all that’s still happening. Maybe you’ve had a hard time focusing, a hard time figuring out how to pray, how to connect with God, how to move forward.
If so, I want to invite you to join me for SUMMER IN THE PSALMS.
This reading plan will be hosted in our Scripture Dig community. We’ll have daily readings (Monday – Friday) and discussion prompts about what we’re discovering about God and our emotions and ourselves and how to live in a broken world without losing our hope and joy.
If you’re not already a part of this community, you can join here.
And, because sometimes what we need more than anything else, is something to point us back to the Lord at the start of each new day, you can also find Minute Meditations every day of the week on my Facebook and Instagram. Here’s a sneak peek of a few of them from the Summer in the Psalms series.
I would love for you to join me as we spend SUMMER IN THE PSALMS. It’s going to be a sweet time of encouragement, I promise.