Joy in the Journey
Psalms for Life
August 21 • Carla Olsen Draper
When was the last time you were really happy? Just bursting with joy? It’s a great feeling isn’t it? But as exhilarating and welcome as that feeling is, it is often fleeting. In the scriptures, and particularly the Psalms, we are told of a joy that is rooted, not in our circumstances, but in God’s love and care for us.
The Psalm we’ll consider together this week, Psalm 126, is about joy remembered in God’s past action and joy anticipated as God guides us forward. It speaks of a deep joy that often comes only after a journey through tears and weeping. Join us as we recall God’s great works, anticipate the good things he has yet to bring, and are filled with joy as we look to our great God together.