May 16, Faith Logic

Today’s reading: Psalms 76-80

“I cried out to God for help; I cried out to God to hear me. When I was in distress, I sought the Lord; at night I stretched out untiring hands, and I would not be comforted” - Psalm 77:1-2.

In today’s reading of Psalms 76-80, it is impossible to find verses that speak of anything but grief and sorrow. The people of God were in exile and the psalmist was crying out to God for clarity and restoration. He was writhing in agony as he tried to make sense of how the people of God could be in such trouble when their God, the God of the Exodus, the God of the Red Sea, the God who had delivered Israel in the past, was seemingly silent and inactive in Israel’s distress. Perhaps you are facing a life situation that seems to defy “faith logic” for you put your trust in the Lord and things didn’t quite work out, or the result did not seem consistent with God’s promises. Are you doing what the psalmist did: repeatedly bring it before the Lord in prayer? Are you reminding God of His past deeds and promises that seem to be light years away from where you are? Are you going to God for answers, even though He seems to the One who brought or allowed the circumstances that led to the questions you are asking?