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God's Perspective

Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached, O LORD, and that the foolish people have blasphemed thy name. O deliver not the soul of thy turtledove unto the multitude of the wicked: forget not the congregation of thy poor forever. Have respect unto the covenant: for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty. O let not the oppressed return ashamed: let the poor and needy praise thy name. "

– Psalm 74:18-21

The psalmist felt that God had rejected His people. His enemies had left a path of destruction. As he looked around, he did not sense God’s presence; His voice seemed silent. Although nothing seemed to have changed, eventually he realized that God still was there.

He cried out to God to act. Humbling himself, he asked God to act for the sake of His name, acknowledging how weak the Israelites were without Him. And he called on God to remember His covenant and His promises.

It is easy for us to become caught up in our own problems. We tend to look at events and reach our subjective conclusions. We often forget that God has a plan for the world and our lives. We tend not to remember that He still is sovereign, no matter how things might appear.

If we