Hubby and I stood at the customer service window of a large wholesale store. The line was getting longer because the woman at the window, in a loud voice, gushed demanding questions: You mean I don’t get a refund for my membership? And you won’t compensate me for the items I returned and for the time I spent coming back. And…
Before casting the stone, blaming her for
being unreasonable, I took a closer look at my own ranting. And examined
the questions I had made when standing at the window of God’s ear:
Asking why, how come and when?
But whew! I’m not
alone. Asaph did the same thing. In Psalm 77, he lists his questions
when he felt cheated by life, abandoned by God and pushed into the
puddle of self-pity.
Will he [God] never
show his favor again?
Has his unfailing love vanished forever?
Has his promise failed for all time?
Has God forgotten to be merciful?
Has he in anger withheld his compassion?”
Did you ever ask similar questions when
life stunk? Yet, as Asaph, we know the answers. But still, in a bizarre
sort of way, the “poor, forgotten me” mentality brings a distorted kind
But the great news is that God offers real
comfort. Like Asaph, we can recalculate our approach. And as noted in
Psalm 77, we usher beautiful reassurance our way because instead of
questions, we make these four statements that shine with hope:
"I will remember
the deeds of the LORD.
Yes, I will remember your miracles of
I will meditate on all your works.
And consider all your mighty deeds.
How will your mindset change if you
ponder on God’s ways, His mighty deeds, His miracles, and the works of
Janet P. Eckles