When what you planned for doesn’t happen as you planned; when what you hoped for doesn’t manifest; when what you prayed doesn’t get answered; when what you were told isn’t coming true; what do you do?
Psalm 77 started asking questions of God when these things happened to him… “I will meditate with my heart, And my spirit ponders: Will the Lord reject forever? And will He never be favorable again? Has His lovingkindness ceased forever? Has His promise come to an end forever? Has God forgotten to be gracious, Or has He in anger withdrawn His compassion? Selah.”
Your language may be different but your thoughts are very much the same. When this happens to you, do you give up, get depressed, become discouraged and stop believing or do you encourage yourself in the Lord, pray, fast, seek His face to find out what He sees that you don’t?
The Psalmist came to a stunning discovery, that we need to learn. Here’s what he said in Psalm 77:10 “Then I said, It is my grief, that the right hand of the Most High has changed.” He recognized his grief, disappointment, discouragement altered his perspective on God. This is what has happened to us as well. Our view of God changed because the winds of grief, discouragement and disappointments have blown. Powerful truth!
When this revelation grips you, shaking off the grief, the discouragement, the disappointments will happen because you realize these winds are thief’s that try to steal our perspective about our God.
Let’s end with the Psalmists response to this revelation…”I shall remember the deeds of the LORD; Surely I will remember Your wonders of old. I will meditate on all Your work And muse on Your deeds. Your way, O God, is holy; What god is great like our God? You are the God who works wonders!”