Psalms 101-102

Psalms 101-102

We're chosen to be used by God in order to be examples to the rest of the world in how we respond to what He's doing in our life.So often, we find ourselves in times of trouble, we find ourself it times of struggle, and we rail against God, and it’s, “God, it’s Your fault! You’ve done this to me,” and we get angry at Him, and we rail on Him…

“But You, O Lord, sit enthroned forever…” See, the fact is, God is on the throne. God is the One Who’s in control. God is the One Who is the King and the Creator, and sometimes we forget that, and we think that our will and our life is more important than what God is doing in this universe and all that He’s created. And [the psalmist] comes to this place, “But, forget everything I’ve just said about myself. You, oh Lord, sit enthroned. You are the King. You are the One that’s in charge, and You sit enthroned forever.” This isn’t just a temporary position for God. This isn’t something that somebody’s going to come along and over thrown Him. This is His permanent place where we need to have our eyes, on His throne…

Though we find ourselves in hard times…it doesn’t mean that we have the right to give up. We keep crying out to God. We pray to Him. We bring our plea before Him, and you know what? He is a compassionate, loving God…

Have you ever stopped to think that what you’re going through, what God is allowing you to suffer, what God is allowing you to do in your life, may be done for the reason of drawing another? That there may be somebody else looking at you and how you respond to your suffering? And you may not even know it… The eyes of our friends and our neighbors are on us because we are chosen. Doesn’t mean that we are chosen to have an easy life. It doesn’t mean that we are chose to have fun everyday. It doesn’t mean that we are chose to have food in our belly and a roof over our head. We’re chosen to live in the love and compassion of God. We’re chosen to be used by God in order to be examples to the rest of the world in how we respond to what He’s doing in our life. We don’t often see it that way. When the bad comes, we cry out to God, “Why are You doing this to me?” rather than calling out to God, “God, allow me to endure this and be a good example to those who are looking…”

This is the reason that God’s created: that He will have generations of men in His presence, because He loves to be in relationship with those that He’s created.

Pastor Dave Elkins

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