Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Turn to Us Again

 1O God, thou hast cast us off, thou hast scattered us, thou hast been displeased; O turn thyself to us again.
 2Thou hast made the earth to tremble; thou hast broken it: heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh.
 3Thou hast shewed thy people hard things: thou hast made us to drink the wine of astonishment.
 4Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.
 5That thy beloved may be delivered; save with thy right hand, and hear me. 

Turn to Us Again

Do you think God gets tired of hearing us ask for the same things again and again?

As in so many of the Psalms, we find David pleading with God, "Turn to us again!" As in so many of the Psalms, it seems as though God has turned against David.
Thou hast made the earth to tremble; thou hast broken it: heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh. Thou hast shewed thy people hard things: thou hast made us to drink the wine of astonishment.
Whether God gets tired of hearing us ask for the same things again and again or not, we know, from the Psalms of David, that God was faithful to David over and over. David knew in his heart of hearts that his only hope was in the Lord. Though God might get tired of hearing the same pleas, David continued to cast himself upon the mercy of the Lord.

The same is true for us today. At times it seems as though our prayers are just carbon copies of the day before, yet it is right for us to continue to go to God. Life seems to go from mountain top to valley to mountain top to valley, etc. in one continuous cycle. We find ourselves praising God, then pleading with Him, then praising Him, and then pleading with Him again.

However, we must never give up. Like David, we are continuously faced with our own sins and the sins of others, yet God who has been faithful in times past will continue to be faithful all the days of our lives upon this earth. 

Perhaps God allows our lives to be in constant turmoil so that we will never think we have the power to live life on our own. The peace and joy that are ours in Christ are gifts from God; we do not earn that right, neither are we capable of supplying that peace and joy to ourselves or others. 

It pleases God when we cry to Him, "Turn to us again!" All of our hope, joy, peace, and righteousness are gifts from God, who will continue to abundantly supply more than we can ever imagine. So, in the difficult days, go to Christ; turn to Him again and He will supply all of your needs.

This is the amazing God we serve!

God Bless You,
Linda



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