Monday, July 9, 2012


The end of Psalm 74 struck me.  The Psalmist recounted from verse 15 on the things the Lord has done for Israel.  How often do we forget the good works of God?  How often do we sit down and write out what the Lord has done for us?

It connected with Psalm 73 for me in verses 4-9.  The Psalmist reminded me that sometimes those without suffering easily forget God.  They think they are the reason why their life is good, they forget God.

I wonder how often I forget?

Here, let me remember.

God has given me wonderful parents who help, love, and support me even when I don't deserve it.  I'm so thankful for this chance to live near them again!

God has given me a healthy body, mind, and spirit so that I can be a blessing to others!
God has given me steady, stable, good paying jobs, so I've never worried about where my next meal might come from.

God has supported me when I cried, helped me find good friends and pastors who have held my hand through the rocky roads of life.

God has put me in places to help people and shine his light in the world!
What has God done for you?
Pastor Emily 


Martha J. M. Orlando said...

When things don't seem to be going "our way", or when we are feeling despondent, uncertain, or lost, making a list of how God has blessed us would go a long way toward lifting us out of the mire.
I also like the "confession" aspect in Psalm 73 - admission that the psalmist wished to deride the wealthy and/or those who turn from God, but realized he should take the high road instead. Otherwise, he would be no different from them and would have betrayed the "circle of your children". Love that phrase!
And, God has done so many wonderful things for me, I cannot begin to count . . .

Lynne Watts said...

I love this image, Psalm 73:23, Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory. Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fall, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

That about sums it up...