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Will Life Ever Get Better? (3 of 4)
Series: Question Everything - Psalms
How many of you have had the experience of getting into a new show recommended by a friend... but a few episodes into it you are bored to tears, and you are like, ''Am I missing something? ...Am I dumb? (I think that sometimes. Does everyone else have a much more sophisticated entertainment palate than me?) But, you're a few shows in and you ask, ''Does this thing get any better?''
Or, you wonder how the storyline of a show or movie can possibly end well; things are a mess now, but you hold out hope... I know they'll pull it back around at the end; it will all make sense...
- I think the show LOST permanently scarred me from confidence in good endings. I kept thinking-one day they're going to pull all this together and it's all going to make sense...
- And I watched, and watched-faithfully, for 6 years... and when the last episode ended, I was like, ''What? Were they dead the whole time? I feel more lost than ever now... Is that what the writer's intended? Is it me that is supposed to be lost? I hate this show.''
There are a number of Psalms in the Bible where it's like you find yourself right in the middle of a bad story and you have no idea how it is going to turn out; how it can possibly turn out well. Will life ever bet better? That's our question for the week.
If you are new and just joining us... We're looking at how the book of Psalms answers questions we ask today. Our question for the week is, ''Will life ever get better?''
- Maybe you feel like that in your life. Is this dark chapter of my life ever going to end? Or, maybe life for you is good right now, but you are worried about it getting bad.
Psalm 88 (NIV)
1 LORD, you are the God who saves me; day and night I cry out to you.
That is a statement of faith, right? That's the last overt statement of faith in this whole Psalm.
3 I am overwhelmed with troubles a ...
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