Over the next two days, we’re reading the final two songs in Book Four of the Psalms, songs that recount the story of God’s people as originally told in the first five books of the Old Testament. In Psalm 105, the psalmist celebrates God’s wondrous works and His covenant-keeping loyalty to His people. The lives of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph are summarized along with that of Moses and the people of Israel, whom God rescued from slavery in Egypt. Our key verses are 42 and 43:
For he remembered his holy promise, and Abraham, his servant. So he brought his people out with joy, his chosen ones with singing.
When times of suffering come and we feel abandoned by our God, we should pause with the psalmist and celebrate the many things God has done in our lives. This exercise roots us in truth rather than emotion. Take some time today to make a list of the many way you have been blessed, and then in prayer, “seek the Lord and his strength, seek his presence continually” (verse 4). He has not forgotten His love for you.