Yet God my King is from of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth. You divided the sea by your might; you broke the heads of the sea monsters on the waters.  You crushed the heads of Leviathan; you gave him as food for the creatures of the wilderness.  You split open springs and brooks; you dried up ever-flowing streams.  Yours is the day, yours also the night; you have established the heavenly lights and the sun.  You have fixed all the boundaries of the earth; you have made summer and winter. (Psalm 74:12-17)

Psalm 74 is a lament where Asaph mourns the destruction of the temple in 586 B.C. However, even in the midst of despair, he remembers certain aspects of God and His character, and trusts that God will prevail.

1) He remembers God as Creator.  He made the universe and everything in it.  He made this world, the creatures that inhabit it, the land, the sea, and the seasons.

2) He recognizes that God is Sovereign.  He is in charge of His creation.

3) He recognizes that God is Provider.  He takes care of His creation.

4) He recognizes that God is Savior.  He provides a way for His creation to be redeemed.

So, let me ask you some questions. How are you doing?  Has something significant happened in your life?  Are you struggling right now?  Do you sometimes wonder why God has let certain things happen to you?  Perhaps these reminders will help:

1) God made you.  You are a masterpiece (Psalm 139:13-16).

2) God can make good out of bad and show a purpose in all things (Romans 8:28).

3) God will take care of you (Matthew 6:25-34).

4) God loves you and has provided a way for you to be with Him for eternity (John 3:16).

My prayer is that God will use these words and His Scripture to help you to trust Him more, regardless of the circumstances you find yourself in. May God bless you!

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