This year’s IDE Summer Workshop taking place August 15. Our guest presenter is Dr. Kim Marxhausen and the title of her presentation is “How Long, O Lord?” The workshop is being held at Little Lambs Preschool, Zion Lutheran Church in Hiawatha. We will start at 8:45 am and finish at 12:45 pm.
How Long, O Lord?
We find this phrase in the psalms over twenty times, and it should remind us that it is okay to grieve. However, no psalm ends on this phrase; each psalm of lament moves from grief to praise. So let’s spend some time with each other and discuss the joys and challenges of the past two years. We can add insights from psychology that help us make sense of what we are going through. In learning and discussion, we begin to see how God creates resilience in our lives.
In addition, here are two more:
Return, O Lord! How long?
Have pity on your servants! Psalm 90:13
Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am languishing;
heal me, O Lord, for my bones are troubled.
3 My soul also is greatly troubled.
But you, O Lord—how long? Psalm 6: 2-3