- God calls His children to be living testimonies of the LORD and His Word. (vs. 74a) When those who have a sincere and sober reverence for God see us, they are moved to rejoice. (vs. 74b) And what is that see? They see one who is afflicted by God (vs. 75) in keeping with His love and promise to guide us in truth.
- How instinctive it is for us to see our uncomfortable circumstances as God’s anger, or worse, God’s failure to love us effectively. Yet, when lining up with the consistent truths in God’s Word; how we are fickle/falling/failing people, how even our goodness is polluted with sinful cravings, then do we see these discomforts as the growing pains of sanctification in the hands of a loving Father.
LORD, forgive me for my childish cries of injustice when it is really my covetous cravings to have what I desire above what I need, above what truy brings life. Holy Spirit, give my eyes enough light to interpret these things according to Your plan, according to Your loving character. Give my heart the faith to trust You, to trust You even with the surgeon’s scalpel that cuts where I most need healing.
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