This Psalm is a prayer that Moses prayed to the Lord after God had given Israel the 40 year sentence in the desert for their disobedience. In it, Moses acknowledges that God is the Creator of all things and is still in control of all things. Moses understands that God not only created all things but that God has every right to give and take away as God sees fit. Just as Moses did, we must always acknowledge that whatever God chooses to do is just and right. His answers to our prayers are not always what we want to hear, but we can be sure that He always hears and answers in His own way and in His own time. After we have done that, we can present our requests to Him. Moses wanted God to show that generation and their children His power and glory once again. God chose not to relent until the 40 years had passed. During that time Moses passed away and Joshua became the leader of the children of Israel. It was then that God answered Moses’ prayer in the affirmative. He parted the waters of Jordan and gave the Israelis’ victory after victory against superior foes. He made their efforts successful. He is still doing the same things today in His own way and in His own time. “Ask and you shall receive” has not been removed from the Bible. Continue to walk in obedience, thanking God for His answer and when the time is right, we will see Him work and our children will see His glory.
“The Gospel has come to you because it’s on its way to someone else.” – Anonymous
8 Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world. 9 Let there be tears for what you have done. Let there be sorrow and deep grief. Let there be sadness instead of laughter, and gloom instead of joy. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor.–James 4:8-10 (NLT)
We need to make up our minds are we for the Lord or are we for the world. How long will we waver between two opinions? This was the recurring problem that the children of Israel had. 21 Then Elijah stood in front of them and said, “How much longer will you waver, hobbling between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him! But if Baal is God, then follow him!” But the people were completely silent.–1 Kings 18:21 (NLT)
Since we know that God is God, we need to allow Him to be Lord of every part of our life. He will accept nothing less. We need to repent of our sins and God will restore us. God does not wink at sin and He doesn’t have a list that ranges from “little” sin to the “biggest” sin. He puts liars in the same category with thieves and murderers. We need to allow Him to “create in us a clean heart and renew a right Spirit within us”. Unconfessed sin in our lives breaks our relationship with God. We are still saved but until we repent, God is unable to bless us the way He longs to. We need to humble ourselves before Him and allow Him to cleanse us and revive us again. So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor.–1 Peter 5:6 (NLT)