A Past Tense Prayer | Psalm 77:10-15
Today's Passage: Psalm 77:10-15
Key Verses: Psalm 77:13-14
Your ways, God, are holy. What god is as great as our God? You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples.
The best predictor of the future is a person's actions of the past - so it is with God. In the first part of this psalm, Asaph recorded his desperate pleas in the night. He was alone and afraid. He felt God had forgotten him. Then he collected his thoughts and focused on God's past work.
In remembering the things that God had done, Asaph's questions turned into statements of facts. God is perfect and his ways are perfect. There is no god as great as our God. God performs miracles and displays his great power. With his mighty arm he delivered his people.
Reviewing what God has done in our past is not a religious spin that makes us feel better about our present situation. Rather, reviewing God's work takes our thoughts off present circumstances and places them on the Person of God with whom we have history. When we think of the times God has worked in our past, we can be confident that he will work in our present.
Father, thank you for giving me evidence that you are at work in my life. Thank you for working in my past (review what God has done in your life to this point). I know, Lord, that you never change. I look forward to seeing how you will work in my present. In Jesus' name. Amen.