Some interesting reading this morning in Psalms.
First I read Ps. 76, which talks about how God always wins. He is God. Famous. Honored in Israel. On Mt. Zion He destroyed fiery arrows, shields, swords, and all the other weapons.
He is more glorious than the eternal mountains. When He roars, enemy chariots & horses drop dead in their tracks. He is fearsome and no one can oppose Him when He is angry. He is also ready to rescue everyone in need. Even the most angry people will praise Him when He is furious, and He destroys the courage of rulers & kings, making cowards of them.
Then I read Ps. 74, which talked about a nation in trouble. People felt like God had rejected them. It was asking for God to remember them. It said, please don’t forget about Mt. Zion. (the same Mt. Zion where He had destroyed those things above)
It talks about how God’s enemies roared like lions in the holy temple and placed their own banners there. Ah, but I remember God’s roar and the damage it can do…
The enemies used axes & hatchets to smash the carvings in God’s temple, and they burned down the temple & badly disgraced it. They burned every one of God’s meeting places all over the country. There were no more meeting places & no more prophets. The question was where was God? How long would He wait?
But His Word says, that even the most angry people will praise Him, and He destroys the courage of rulers, making cowards of them.
God hasn’t left. He does not change. The Lord is truthful, and he can be trusted.
“The Lord isn’t slow about keeping His promises, as some people think He is. In fact, God is patient, because He wants everyone to turn from sin and no one to be lost.” (2 Peter 3:9) He is still being patient for those who would still turn to Him.
“God did not send His Son into the world to condemn its people. He sent Him to save them!” (John 3:17)
If we feel ourselves getting overwhelmed by what we see around us, we can be reminded to look to the One who is still in control and remind ourselves that there is a bigger reason for life here on Earth. Things aren’t always as they seem.
God’s desire is that all would be saved and turn to Him. Is that our desire, as well? God loves the world so much that He sent His only Son to save them. Do we love the world enough to tell them and show them and pray for them? Or have we written the world off? God said Jesus will return and we will be with Him in eternity. Don’t lost heart, dear ones.
God hasn’t said it’s over yet. Neither should we. God always wins!