“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 in failure.
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 me.
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.”