God's Wonderous Works
GOD’S WONDROUS WORKS
Tonight (Wednesday, 8/9, 7:00 pm), gather with your Calvary Chapel family in the Holy Grounds Cafe’ or on our website (www.calvaryinv.com
), Facebook, and Youtube (Calvary Inverness) as we continue our three-year journey through the Bible in the book of Psalms (72-77).
Asaph and his descendants are the authors of six of the seven Psalms. In each one, he struggles with the why and how God had seemingly abandoned His people amid threats of annihilation from invading forces. Though he didn’t dismiss his people’s flagrant sin and knew they deserved God’s righteous judgment, it was hard to reconcile God’s justice with God’s mercy.
What disturbed Asaph more than anything was the thought that God had abandoned them at their greatest time of need. In his mind, and rightfully so, he had always believed that no matter how far the nation would fall, God would be there to pick up the pieces.
So, Asaph did what every believer should do when there are more questions than answers. And when the walls of life seem to be collapsing all around you. He went to God in prayer. As he poured out his heart to God, he didn’t hold any of his doubts or concerns back. He told God how he felt.
What Asaph did by going to God was therapeutic for him and an example for us. Because as he prayed and wrote down his thoughts, the Holy Spirit ministered by bringing to his memory the goodness and faithfulness of God. The more he prayed, the more he was encouraged. By the time he finishes the Psalm, the reader can see that Asaph’s faith in God had been restored.
Please pray that this three-year journey through the Word of God will be received by open hearts that long to grow in the Grace and Knowledge of Jesus. Moreover, He would do deep and abiding work in and through us for a world in desperate need of a Savior.
In His Strong Love,