Happy Saturday to you.
Today’s Psalm, Psalm 77, takes us back to a brooding time where the Psalmist is struggling. I am still in the forest of my struggle, so I can relate. He sounds more desperate than I, but I still get the picture.
The verse that grabbed me most embodies the approach I need to take when faced with this. It was a great reminder of what to do when feeling overwhelmed with the bad stuff.
Scripture: Psalm 77:12
I will ponder all your work,
and meditate on your mighty deeds.
I will think of all the things God has done and how amazing they are.
In my frustration and despair, I need to stop and think about all the amazing things God has done in my ow life, as well as feats recounted in the Bible. He is powerful. He can and does overcome evil. Even when I may wonder why evil seems to be pulling ahead in the race, I need to remember that evil will NOT win. God is more powerful. There is certainly a battle going on, but God WILL win.
The Bible gives a recounting of victories of the past and even of the big victory to come. Perhaps I will record a list of His victories and provisions in my own life so I can see His power and blessings in my own life when I am feeling washed away and downtrodden.
Lord, thank you for this assurance of your strength and power. Thank you for giving us the Bible to read so we can ponder all of your work and meditate on your mighty deeds. There are many of them there. And there are many mighty deeds in my own life, too. Thank you for your provision. Show me how to record a list of reminders, please so I can remember them and also share them with others who may need to see them. Are these others family or readers? Tell me. Guide me in recording your story in my life.
Thank you, Lord, for your power and presence in my life always. You amaze me. I am thankful for you. Just as I wrote that last paragraph I couldn’t help but wonder what you have ahead for me. I am eager to see your plans and live them, Lord. Thank you for your guidance. I have a feeling we are going to continue this conversation offline for a bit and I’m excited to listen. Thank you.
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