It’s been so long since I posted anything on the Rant that I thought I should just whack something up just to reassure the world (well anyone who cares) that I’m still here honest…
This last month has been incredibly tough and I must confess that both spiritually and emotionally I feel like I’ve taken the mother of all kickings recently. I wouldn’t say I’m burnt-out, but I would definitely say that it has been a huge battle to even keep my head above water at times. Currently, keeping a blog updated is not top of my priority list. Worshipping Jesus, loving my family and trying to serve the church I lead is much more what I’m focussed on right now!
Anyway, once things have calmed down a bit, I’ll be back on blogging duty as per usual. Got a whole catalogue of things to Rant about, so watch this space. In the meantime, however, I’d really value your prayers for my family, my church and myself.
I want to leave you with a Psalm that has really blessed me over recent weeks (You can listen to the sermon I preached on it last Sunday here).
To the choirmaster: according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.
1 For God alone my soul waits in silence;
from him comes my salvation.
2 He only is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.
3 How long will all of you attack a man
to batter him,
like a leaning wall, a tottering fence?
4 They only plan to thrust him down from his high position.
They take pleasure in falsehood.
They bless with their mouths, but inwardly they curse.
5 For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence,
for my hope is from him.
6 He only is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress; I shall not be shaken.
7 On God rests my salvation and my glory;
my mighty rock, my refuge is God.
8 Trust in him at all times, O people;
pour out your heart before him;
God is a refuge for us.
9 Those of low estate are but a breath;
those of high estate are a delusion;
in the balances they go up;
they are together lighter than a breath.
10 Put no trust in extortion;
set no vain hopes on robbery;
if riches increase, set not your heart on them.
11 Once God has spoken;
twice have I heard this:
that power belongs to God,
12 and that to you,
O Lord, belongs steadfast love.
For you will render to a man according to his work.