It is interesting how often we as believers will allow circumstances to dictate things like our joy, or our trust or even our faith and belief in God. It is something that plagues us as people living in a broken sinful world.
The psalmist is crying out to God for deliverance from ungodly people who are unjust and deceitful. There are people and circumstances in all of our lives that are less than ideal or hard and even sorrowful. How often in those times do you have the same initial reaction as the psalmist? He questions God; he makes a judgment that God has rejected him. His focus is completely on himself and his situation. Our God is above our circumstances and never has nor will He abandon us. To accuse God of this is to bring him to the same level as man.
Are you more focused on yourself and your circumstance or are you focused on the Father?
Following the initial accusation of abandonment, the psalmist comes back to the view that God is not against Him. Anger towards God will get us nowhere, He is for us and wants the best for us, we just need to turn to Him. Instead of focusing on a hard situation or people who are against him, he recognized and turn to God who will bring him out to His holy hill. The conclusion of this is wondering why we would ever question God or get so caught up in a fleeting circumstance rather than holding fast to an unwavering Father.
Is your focus today on your circumstances or on the Father?
If you are in tough times in your life, God is there for you and has not abandoned you. Will you take the time to be embraced and guided by Him?
By: Dakota Gragg