Did you hear the psalm in yesterday’s service? It was Psalm 23, which begins, “The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures and leads me beside still waters.”
There are 150 psalms. You can find them in a bible or in our Book of Common Prayer. Some psalms express sadness, anger and frustration. Some celebrate kings. Some praise God’s creation and some give thanks for God’s quiet presence. There is probably a psalm for whatever you are feeling.
Psalms are often sung. Today, our college chaplain shares a way to sing Psalm 23.
If you don’t feel like singing, you might want to draw a picture. You might want to walk outside. You might want to yell, just for a minute, like a sheep that is trying to get the shepherd’s attention. You might want to imagine a green pasture and cool, still water.
Whatever you do, remember that goodness and mercy are all around you.