Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wake up, God!

Hello! Not sure if anyone out there is still reading these daily devotionals. If so, I apologize for getting behind this past week. My writing day is Wednesday and if I loose one Wednesday, it is difficult to catch up. Will do my best to not let that happen again. Thanks for reading and please share with your friends! 

Arise, O Lord, in anger! Stand up against the fury of my enemies! Wake up, my God, and bring justice! Gather the nations before you. Sit on your throne high above them. Psalm 7: 6-7 NLT

Get up!
Stand up!
Wake up!
Gather up!
Sit up!

Is that any way to talk to God? Like you are the parent fussing at a wayward child? Or a coach at a underperforming player?

Wake up, God, and come judge all these people for me! Stand up, God, and do what is right! Just get angry, God, and come face my enemies!

Perhaps not the best attitude to have about God, as though God is the genie in the sky who is at our personal beck and call. However, this is real.

So many times in our lives we, as both individuals and communities, see injustice done or have been victims of what we perceive to be injustice. When that happens we want God on our side. We want God to vindicate us. We then cry out to God to wake up, stand up, judge up. It isn't as though God is going to be at our beck and call. But with the psalmist wanting the same kinds of things, we know that it is acceptable and healthy to cry out to God in this manner.

Thanks be to God for the psalms! And thanks be to God for allowing us to cry out in this way! Amen.

Copyright 2011 Amelia G. Sims

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