"It isn't pretty, but it's here to stay. It occurs in every life and every season of life. I call it the 'daily grind.'
fourteen-hour days with ever-present children and an endless grind of
responsibilities. Students endure the grind of assignments, classes, and exams.
Salespeople have quotas to meet. Husbands have grass to mow and
things to fix each weekend.
Fact is—let's face it—the grind isn't going away! Instead of fussing about it
or dreading it, we must find a way to live beyond it. How? Songs! But not just any
songs. I have in mind a songbook that's really old. In fact, it's one of the
first-ever composed, inspired by our Creator-God. Its timeless songs were
written specifically to help us live beyond life's 'daily grind'. That's right, beyond it. Why else would
God inspire those age-old compositions called psalms?
When frightened, who hasn't been comforted by, "The Lord is my shepherd, I
shall not want"? That's Psalm 23. Who hasn't felt strangled by guilt and
found soothing relief from, "According to the greatness of Your compassion
blot out my transgressions. Wash me . . . cleanse me"? That's Psalm 51.
And on those days when we feel forgotten, who hasn't felt assured by, "He
who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the
Almighty"? That's the immortal Psalm 91.
As August ends and life
settles back into its routine, the 'grind' will return. This year, for a change,
let's live beyond it."
excerpt of an Insight For Living article written by Chuck Swindoll