“But now you have rejected him and cast him off. You are angry with your anointed king. You have renounced your covenant with him; you have thrown his crown in the dust. You have broken down the walls protecting him and ruined every fort defending him. Everyone who comes along has robbed him, and he has become a joke to his neighbors. You have strengthened his enemies and made them all rejoice. You have made his sword useless and refused to help him in battle. You have ended his splendor and overturned his throne. You have made him old before his time and publicly disgraced him. Interlude O Lord, how long will this go on? Will you hide yourself forever? How long will your anger burn like fire? Remember how short my life is, how empty and futile this human existence! No one can live forever; all will die. No one can escape the power of the grave. Interlude Lord, where is your unfailing love? You promised it to David with a faithful pledge. Consider, Lord, how your servants are disgraced! I carry in my heart the insults of so many people. Your enemies have mocked me, O Lord; they mock your anointed king wherever he goes. Praise the Lord forever! Amen and amen!” Psalms 89:38-52 NLT
The psalmist expresses the feeling of being forsaken and forgotten. Notice I said "feeling". We, too, often "feel" like God has forsaken and forgotten us. These moments are always associated with life adversities. In times if difficulty, we don't "feel" happy and we tend to spout our dissatisfaction upon God, as if He caused the problem or could have prevented it. We must always remember that God doesn't change and is never in the wrong. We may feel forsaken and forgotten but we must never allow our feelings to determine our faith. God is there, waiting for us to cast ourselves upon His mercy and grace!!! Do that today!
Rev. Curtis Norris