Trusting in the Midst of Our Questions | Psalm 89:38-45
Today's Passage: Psalm 89:38-45
Key Verses: Psalm 89:38-40
But you have rejected, you have spurned, you have been very angry with your anointed one. You have renounced the covenant with your servant and have defiled his crown in the dust. You have broken through all his walls and reduced his strongholds to ruins.
On one hand we know that God's promises are true. On the other hand we know that our challenges are real. Sometimes it's so hard to see how these two can work together. That's what the psalmist was struggling with in this portion of his writing.
God had promised that King David's line would last as long as the heavens endure. God said, "I will maintain my love to him forever, and my covenant with him will never fail." However, here it seemed that God had "rejected" and "renounced" the promise. Enemies had come and "reduced his strongholds to ruins." How could God's promised faithfulness to his people be possible when it seemed that God had not supported them when they needed him most?
This apparent conflict is something we still struggle with today. When illness strikes, discouragement hits, the unwanted divorce occurs, the job goes away, we have to make a move . . . again, we wonder if God has not supported us in our battles. Let's be honest, some days it may feel like that; but God never leaves us. He is always at work behind the scenes weaving a beautiful masterpiece. Someday it will all make sense. Today we continue to trust in the midst of our questions.
Father, sometimes it does feel that you have left us in the battle. We know that you are with us, but so are our feelings of aloneness. The Enemy seems to be taking ground. Our crying out to you seems to go unanswered. We know you are at work, but help us trust you in the midst of our questions. In Jesus' name. Amen.
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