Loving Father

“38But you have rejected, you have spurned,

you have been very angry with your anointed one.

39You have renounced the covenant with your servant

and have defiled his crown in the dust.

40You have broken through all his walls

and reduced his strongholds to ruins.

41All who pass by have plundered him;

he has become the scorn of his neighbors.

42You have exalted the right hand of his foes;

you have made all his enemies rejoice.

43Indeed, you have turned back the edge of his sword

and have not supported him in battle.

44You have put an end to his splendor

and cast his throne to the ground.

45You have cut short the days of his youth;

you have covered him with a mantle of shame.

 

46How long, Lord? Will you hide yourself forever?

How long will your wrath burn like fire?

47Remember how fleeting is my life.

For what futility you have created all humanity!

48Who can live and not see death,

or who can escape the power of the grave?

49Lord, where is your former great love,

which in your faithfulness you swore to David?

 

50Remember, Lord, how your servant hasg been mocked,

how I bear in my heart the taunts of all the nations,

51the taunts with which your enemies, Lord, have mocked,

with which they have mocked every step of your anointed one.

52Praise be to the Lord forever!

Amen and Amen.”  ~Psalm 89

It seems that the Lord

He has forgotten His promises

On me He has bestowed

All the injustices of the world

I could be angry

I could hate my God

Or I could open my eyes and see

The goodness of the Lord

I do not understand

I know I sin and am not perfect

But all the time I hear

The promises of God

But I do not see them

Are they not for me and my house?

Am I rejected?

Am I forgotten or unloved?

I could be angry

Or I could open my eyes

And see the goodness of the Lord

I open my eyes

I acknowledge You are there

I open my heart

And acknowledge You are good

And perfect in everything

For You are far above me

I open my mouth

And cry out to You for mercy

I cry out to You

To please remember me

I know I am not nothing to You

I know You are good all the time

You know I do not understand

You know I feel rejected

You know who I am

You are not absent from my side

I could be angry

But anger towards You is always injust

And if You were angry with me

You would always be just

But in You rest

You I seek

You I praise

Despite what I see

~

“8LORD our God

you answered them;

You were to Israel a forgiving God,

though you punished their misdeeds.

9Exalt the LORD our God

and worship at his holy mountain

for the LORD our God is holy.” ~Psalm 99

“7It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? 8If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. 9Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live? 10For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness. 11For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.” ~Hebrews 12

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