Is there too much “Why?” and “Gimme” in your relationship to God?

“But God is my King from long ago; he brings salvation on the earth.” Psalm 74:12.

I can’t isolate a verse in Psalm 74.

Why?  Too much going on before and after verse 12.

In the “before” part, the psalmist has a lengthy list of instances where God let His people down.

In the “after” part, the psalmist tells God how He should run His business.

In between?  God is amazing!  Today’s verse is in the God-is-terrific part.

I look at the psalm and wonder how the psalmist can be so flexible in His approach to God.  But then I see myself in the psalmist’s attitude.

Why is God letting this happen to me?

God is the Creator of everything, and He loves me.

God, this is what I’m going to do.  Please do this-or-that so I’ll be successful.

Wow!  Do you see yourself in the sequence as I do?  Close to God at times while at other times completely misguided on Who He is.  God is my King!

Believers are assured that God is in the details of their lives (past/present/future) and can rejoice in this good news and live accordingly.

Too many “Why’s” and “Gimme’s” in my relationship to God.

Conclusion: The great God is the same, yesterday, today, and tomorrow. I must live as if this is true….because it is.



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