Monday, July 16, 2012

Trembling Before God

Then the nations will tremble before the Lord. The kings of the earth will tremble before his glory. For the Lord will rebuild Jerusalem. He will appear in his glory. He will listen to the prayers of the destitute. He will not reject their pleas. Psalm 102: 15-17 NLT

What would make all the nations of the world tremble before God in this day and age?

I can't think of much. We humans have become so cynical, scientific, anti-Higher Power and self-centered. I don't know what could make everyone either fearful or worshipful to God.

I do think we can tremble before God as individuals. And I think we should do so more often. However, our self-centeredness often gets the best of us. We don't see what God is doing. We neglect to recognize God's sovereign power and majesty. We only see fate or bad karma or even our own silly mistakes.

Yet the psalmist is certain that God will appear. The psalmist is confident that God will rebuild Jerusalem. The psalmist knows that God will listen to the prayers of those who have no hope. God will not reject their pleas for help.

Do you tremble before the Lord?

God, you hear our pleas. You come to our rescue. You hold us together and give us comfort. You are awesome. May we tremble in your divine presence. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Copyright 2012 Amelia G. Sims

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