September 13, 2021

I planned to do a couple more “Thought Posts” on (Psalm 90); however, early this morning, while praying for several people going through some real-life upsets, God directed me on another path. You who are reading this right now may be the very reason for God’s redirecting me. If it is for you, here it is:
O LORD, God of vengeance, O God of vengeance, shine forth! Rise up, O judge of the earth; repay to the proud what they deserve! O LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked exult? They pour out their arrogant words; all the evildoers boast. They crush your people, O LORD, and afflict your heritage. They kill the widow and the sojourner, and murder the fatherless; and they say, “The LORD does not see; the God of Jacob does not perceive.” (Psalm 94:1-7)
The psalmist who penned (Psalm 90) was asking one of the most challenging questions ever, “Where is God when things are bad?” Have you ever found ourselves pondering over that question as well? The reality is, there are going to be times when the arithmetic of life does not always add up. Moreover, the most challenging things in life to stand are the things we do not understand. Life is not always going to make sense to us. There is, however, a great truth for us to ponder over when we are questioning; just because things do not make sense to us does not mean they do not make sense to God. Everything that God allows in our lives fits perfectly in His plan, even when we do not understand the timing or the “why” of our circumstances.
I remember an interesting quote from my High school English Literature teacher that said, “When we cannot tell what to do when we cannot understand what is going on around us, let us be calmed and steadied and made patient by the thought that what is hidden from us is not hidden from Him (God).”
Friends, where is God when things are bad? The answer is, He is on His Throne, watching over those who are His. God knows what He is doing. When things are bad, He will work out the situations (whatever they may be) for His glory and our good. Would you pray with me?
Heavenly Father, I pray before You today, asking for wisdom and guidance in all that I do in the present and the past, but only You know my future. Father, plan my path for me and help me make the best decisions for myself and the people around me. In Jesus Name, Amen.

God Bless and have a Blessed Day, Friends <><


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