Our scripture this morning is Psalms 77:7-12.
I asked, “Will the Lord reject me forever? Will he never again show me his favor? Has his loyal love disappeared forever? Has his promise failed forever? Has God forgotten to be merciful? Has his anger stifled his compassion?” Then I said, “I am sickened by the thought that the sovereign One might become inactive. I will remember the works of the Lord. Yes, I will remember the amazing things you did long ago! I will think about all you have done; I will reflect upon your deeds!
Psalms display the entire range of human emotions as we reach out to God. We read of anger, confusion and fear but also praise, hope and joy. These expressions of our innermost feelings are prayers lifted in song, essential to our connection with God.
In this passage we hear many questions from the psalmist about God’s attention to us. After sharing these concerns, the psalmist reminds us that God will never ignore or abandon us, “that the sovereign One might become inactive”. When we remember the wonderful things He has done for us, we are amazed and comforted.
God’s love and care for us is unending. Even when we are challenged by the things of the world and make wrong choices, He is there for us. May we go to share His love with all of His children everywhere.
Heavenly Father, we come to You in our brokenness, seeking Your love to repair us. Send us into Your world that we might make a difference. Amen.