The songwriter said this to God:
When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, Lord, supported me.
When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.
Many people need consolation this year. I’ve written elsewhere about excess grief. Many of us have friends who have lost people they love. Many have lost much.
What I realize by reading the psalm is that sometimes the consolation God provides comes through people. Other people. It’s possible that the words of comfort I offer to the people I know are ways that God provides words of comfort.
There are people that we wanted to comfort during the last few months but we forgot. Or we were overwhelmed. Or we couldn’t find an address for.
It’s not too late.
I’m reflecting on today’s journal question from Giving a Year Meaning: A Healing Journal for Advent 2020,