Tuesday, May 17, 2011

An Honest Cry to God

Look at these wicked people—
enjoying a life of ease while their riches multiply.
Did I keep my heart pure for nothing?
Did I keep myself innocent for no reason?
I get nothing but trouble all day long;
every morning brings me pain.
Psalm 73:12-14
 
How many of us have had a thought like this?   Probably at some point in our lives we have all wondered why it seems so hard for us, God's children, while the wicked seem to have it so easy.  When we start to feel this way we need to do what the psalmist did and look up. 

Then I went into your sanctuary, O God,
and I finally understood the destiny of the wicked.
Psalm 73:17

The wicked may prosper here on earth, but they will suffer for eternity, apart from God.  We may suffer here on earth, but we will prosper for eternity with God.  When we realize that this world is not our home and we aren't meant to be comfortable here, we can say:

Whom have I in heaven but you?
And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever. 
Psalm 25-26

Keep looking up,

5 comments:

  1. You are so right. When we stay focused on the fact that this is not our home our perspective changes and it fills us with so much hope. Thanks

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  2. I stumbled across a television show last night that quite honestly was such a trainwreck I had to stay and watch it for a minute, but I was totally uncomfortable, but as I kept watching I was thinking the same thing you wrote in this post.

    It was a reality show and in one of the scenes the woman said something like, look at my big beautiful house it is better than anyone elses then did the sign of the cross and kissed her fingers and said "thank you Jesus". and she kept doing that, and then in the next breath she would be gossiping and back biting, and I kept thinking to myself God how long are you going to let this go on?

    I have to remember to stay focused and keep my eyes looking up.

    Blessings.

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  3. So true. I have many times wondered why the unsaved seem to have it so 'easy' when I struggle. But this earth is not my home nor my reward.

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  4. Thank you Lisa, for the timely verses and reminder to maintain my focus on His Path. :-)

    Have a Blessed Day!

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  5. Blessed to know that this world is not my home...and I don't want to live one minute acting like it is!

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