Morning devotion: Read Psalm 89
Psalms 89:5 ¶And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O LORD: thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints. 6 For who in the heaven can be compared unto the LORD? who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the LORD? 7 God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him. 8 O LORD God of hosts, who is a strong LORD like unto thee? or to thy faithfulness round about thee? 9 Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them. 10 Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain; thou hast scattered thine enemies with thy strong arm. 11 The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them. 12 The north and the south thou hast created them: Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name. 13 Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand. 14 Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.
If you took the time to read verses 38-51, you would find that the first part of this Psalm is one of praise to God for his sovereignty, for who can be compared to the Lord? God is to be feared and reverenced. It is God that scatters the enemy. It is God to whom the heavens and earth belong for he made them. It is the mighty arm of God that has the high hand and resides in perfect holy, righteous, justice and judgement. He is the God of mercy and truth; mercy and truth are ever before God.
Knowing these great truths, the Psalmist give all the glory to God, for it is God who brought this great dilemma upon them.
I am reminded of Hebrews 11:6 “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
In times like these, unprecedented times, we must believe that God is. We must exercise faith in the Lord.
Ps 73:28 But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works.
This faith, starts with the simple trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. Believing in Jesus is the beginning of the journey of faith. No matter what happens in this tipsy turning world, God is still there and still sovereign. This Psalm is the perfect example of that trust in unprecedented times.
The question remains, are you saved; are you a born-again, Christian? Do you have the same belief and trust in the Lord during these times? It starts with Jesus.
Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
The choice is still yours,