Today you should read: Psalm 79
This psalm is very similar to Psalm 74 that we read last week. The writer is in the same situation writing about the same predicament where he uses much of the same language. So, as far as a complete explanation of this psalm, it fits very well with last week’s post. However, one phrase really struck me and I feel compelled to discuss it. In verse 8 (NIV) the writer says “do not hold against us the sins of the fathers; may your mercy come quickly to meet us, for we are in desperate need.” When I read the statement, “we are in desperate need” I thought, “am I in desperate need?” The answer to that is yes… but do I live like it? Pray like it? Seek God’s face like it? The answer is often times no.
Many of us spend the majority of our lives living moment by moment thinking, “as long as the bills are paid and everything is in order then I am ok.” We are not okay. We desperately need God’s mercy every moment of every day. God often has to bring trials and hard times into our lives to make us see this truth. Just like in this psalm, God’s people desperately needed Him but they lost sight of that and felt they were okay without Him. It was only when they were faced with extreme difficulty that they realized their desperate need for God in their lives. Let’s not wait for God to bring hardship into our lives to seek Him desperately. Let’s start today praying, seeking, and longing desperately for God.
Here is a video link to a song that might bless you and your walk today: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gs_qlCWrPk
Posted by: Robbie Byrd