March 27, 2009
“For He Himself knows our frame; He is mindful that we are
but dust.” – Psalm 103:14
I have dusty days.
Days when I am particularly frail. Particularly weak. Particularly
prone to give in to temptation.
Days when I am full of questions. Doubt. Worry. Fear.
Days when nothing seems to go right, and every effort I make ends
Those are my dusty days.
I used to feel guilty when I had one of those days. All I could
focus on was how I was failing my Lord. How I wasn’t living
up to scratch. How disappointed I imagined that God must be in
But then, I saw this verse: “He Himself knows our frame;
He is mindful that we are but dust.” And I finally understood:
God asks us to strive toward perfection, but he knows we’re
not going to reach it in this life. He knows that we are sinners
saved – every day – by his grace.
He is mindful that we are but dust.
- What characterizes your “dusty days”?
How do you feel on one of those days?
- What do you believe on
those days about yourself, and about God? Are those beliefs true
or false in light of Scripture?
- The next time you are having a “dusty
day,” pray “Lord,
I’m having a dusty day today. Everything is going wrong,
and I can’t seem to do anything right. Thank you for being
mindful that I am but dust. Please give me the grace I need to
get through this day.”