PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Psalm 89
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“Lord, where is your former great love?” (Psalm 89:49)
Ethan (the Psalmist) starts by reviewing God’s covenant faithfulness.
God is great, God is good, nothing will break God’s promise of love.
And yet, God’s people are crushed and defeated, and Ethan is pleading for mercy.
Ethan cries “How long, Lord, will you hide yourself forever? (Psalm 89:46)
Many believers/followers have struggled with this question.
Jesus promised that nothing would separate us from God’s love.
But experience seems to suggest otherwise, as many believers suffer and die.
I have no easy answers as to why some people suffer, and others don’t.
Or why some believers seem to endure unspeakable anguish and misery.
Somehow the answer is found in and with God, so Ethan refuses to let go.
“I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever.” (Psalm 89:1)
This is faith hanging on, even if he does not understand it.
Either the answer is somehow found in God, or there is no answer, no hope.
As Jesus followers, we cling to God’s love, because we know its our only hope.
Lord, faith and hope are hard to hang on to when love is not felt. Show your love today in visible tangible ways, as strugglers cling to you in desperate faith and hope.