From: Rich Carlson
Date: October 22, 2020
Subject: It's October 22; Good Morning Union

“The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous…”           Psalm 34:15

It’s not always easy to stay focused on the Father, no matter how much He loves me. Junk happens and it affects me. Sometimes I just don’t understand; sometimes I cry out to God and ask the big WHY question.

Dad’s next verse reminds me that even in the toughest of times:

  1. The Lord’s eyes are on me
  2. His ears are attentive to my cries

I don’t always get what I want and I almost never get it when I want it, but I do know that He sees me and He hears me, and that’s good enough for me.

This whole psalm was written by David when he was fleeing from the wrath of King Saul. Not a lot going right in his life. Yet he still knew where to turn when everything seemed to be collapsing around him. In the middle of all his troubles he starts the psalm with, “I will extol the Lord at all times; His praise will always be on my lips.” It contained the famous verse, “Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man to takes refuge in Him.”

In his time of deepest trouble David knew where to turn. My dad did not have an easy life, yet he still knew in Whom he believed. And this morning I also gained focus as I was reminded that God hears me, sees me, and blesses me when I take refuge in Him and Him alone. For that I will extoll Him and His praise will always be on my lips.

Have a great day knowing this absolute love of your Father,

Pastor Rich

Quote for the day:      “Both prayer and breathing take time. One is essential for living. The other is just breathing.”      Mike Mennard


PS        uGather @ 10:35 in the church. Aaron Davis, former UNL football star when they won the national championship, and currently a motivational speaker. His topic: “Your Attitude; Your Choice.” Join us as we “Create Community in Christ.”

PPS      Marcus Larivaux, pastor from Allon Chapel, will be in Campus Ministries from 1-3 this afternoon to offer additional pastoral support. You can make an appointment by contacting Pastor Larivaux at or mobile 862 600 8399 or just stop by.

PPPS   Prayer Warriors @ 6:30 and 7 in the ad building amphitheater. Come let us pray for you or pray together with you.