Hope for Today - The Bible teaching ministry of David Hocking

Meditations in the Psalms

June 10th

Psalm 74:1-9

The question that opens the psalm is one which Jewish people have often asked. Paul answered strongly in Romans 11:1-2 that God has never cast away His people! Israel has suffered very much throughout history, and the Bible indicates that God was judging them. But His judgment of Israel was never the same as His judgment of the nations. He would always show compassion and never allow them to be destroyed. His unconditional covenant to them guarantees the existence of Israel forever. If you are a believer in Him, whether Jew or Gentile, He will never forsake you (Hebrews 13:5).

  1. The concern over God’s anger – verse 1
  2. The congregation which belongs to him – verse 2
  3. The conduct of those who attacked Israel – verses 3-8
  4. The confession that had produced their cry – verse 9

It is so true – we don’t know how long God will allow suffering to continue. When there is no clear revelation from God (as verse 9 teaches), then the people of God have no way of knowing why or what is happening to them. Our responsibility is to trust Him no matter what!

Verse for Meditation

Verse 1 – “O God, why hast Thou cast us off for ever? why doth Thine anger smoke against the sheep of Thy pasture?”

Meditation Prayer

“No matter how difficult the trial and unexplainable are my circumstances, Lord, I will trust You through it all!”

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