Day 2678: In a 24 hour span, spent time with both Moms (200 miles apart) and both kids and all grandkids (120 miles apart). Thank You God for family!
Scripture: O God, why have You rejected us forever? Why does Your anger smoke against the sheep of Your pasture? How long, O God, will the adversary revile, and the enemy spurn Your name forever? Why do You withdraw Your hand, even Your right hand?
Yet God is my king from of old. You divided the sea by Your strength. You broke open springs and torrents; You dried up ever-flowing streams. Yours is the day, Yours also is the night; You have prepared the light and the sun. You have established all the boundaries of the earth; You have made summer and winter.
Remember this, O Lord, that the enemy has reviled, and a foolish people has spurned Your name. Arise, O God, and plead Your own cause; do not forget the voice of Your adversaries, the uproar of those who rise against You which ascends continually. Excerpts from Psalm 74
Thoughts/questions: Why? A question that continually attacks my spirit, especially now as Christ followers around the world are persecuted and killed and even in the U.S., we now wear the black hat as if we are the enemy.
But then I realize as Asaph, this Psalmist did, that Yet God is my king from of old. And then he goes on to list His mighty and awesome acts. When I remember just how GREAT God is and how small my little mind is, I receive His peace!
My prayer is still the same as Asaph’s in the last paragraph, but I seek no longer to answer why, but to trust the true, living, and sovereign God of the universe! His ways are not my ways, but His ways are best!
Suggested prayer: True and living God, I believe, help me with my unbelief . . .