Typically, I would provide a little commentary on all of the passages. Today, though, Psalm 80 rang out loud and clear…the Psalms are the prayer book of our Bible…song-prayers for each and every day. In the Psalms we find bold honesty – when we are unable to express our own feelings.
In today’s Psalm…the author calls upon God to “turn us again to yourself”. It is our repentance that restores our relationship with God. And then we turn to Paul’s words to the church in Corinth…God works by his Spirt in our lives. There is no instruction manual here or some fancy technique…God works in our hearts by his Holy Spirit giving us new power to live for him.
Friends…today, while we can certainly look forward to that day when we can stand with Jesus – and worship him forever, let us today, worship and adore him…giving thanks to him for the saving grace of his cross for you and me. If you struggle to share your feelings, your dreams, your hopes and your concerns with the God of the universe, I encourage you to turn to him…turn to Jesus and just let go…let him have all that troubles you…all that makes you angry…everything that seeks to turn you away from Jesus.
Blessings to you in the name of Jesus the Christ!!