2005-06-11 - Enough Already
Psalm 6, Part 1
One of the more difficult times of my life was when I first was seriously considering leaving my career of many years to enter the ministry full time. The decision was difficult for many reasons. First, there were the many years I spent in the hospital field, and the sense of security that goes with competence. Second, there was the very real fear that I was "jumping the gun" and simply trying to escape a difficult situation in the hospital, as opposed to being clearly led by the Lord into ministry. Besides, how would I find a job, having no degree in the ministerial area, and the related question: how would we manage financially?
Add to all of this, the fact that Janette had been trying to get out of a job she hated for a number of years, and if I made this move, she would have to postpone looking for another job. How could we justify my "needs" being placed ahead of hers?
And so over a number of months, there were many nights when my struggles were very similar to those expressed by the psalmist in Psalm 6. And I suspect that as we examine it here, you too will find something familiar. Haven't there been times when you feel like saying to the Lord, "Enough Already!"?
1 Dahood, Mitchell, The Anchor Bible, "Psalms 1", Doubleday & Company, Inc., New York, NY, 1978, p. 37.
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