Thursday, March 15, 2012

Changing our Tune

And I said, “This is my fate; the Most High has turned his hand against me.” But then I recall all you have done, O Lord; I remember your wonderful deeds of long ago. They are constantly in my thoughts. I cannot stop thinking about your mighty works. O God your ways are holy. Is there any god as mighty as you? You are the God of great wonders! You demonstrated your awesome power among the nations. By your strong arm, you redeemed your people, the descendants of Jacob and Joseph. Psalm 77: 10-15 NLT

The psalmist of Psalm 77 sure has changed his tune.

The psalm began with a panicked look at unanwered prayers. Perhaps God just didn't answer them right away – like the psalmist wanted. When he began to recall all that God had done in his life, he changed his tune.

The God who had his hand against him became the God of great wonders.

The God who had slammed the door on compassion became the redeemer of God's people.

The God who stopped being kind demonstrated his awesome power among the nations.

Perhaps it is time to change your tune, as well.

O God, your ways are holy! I cannot stop thinking about your mighty works. You are awesome, indeed. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Copyright 2012 Amelia G. Sims

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